Suicide missions were desirous of all Japanese who were believers in the 'Divine Wind' philosophy. Suicide was more preferred than was surrendering. These actions on Okinawa had a decisive action on ...
Design for War: Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941. World War II begins and the Germans succeed in invading Poland and France. But it is restrained by the British thanks to the vital convoys, Canadian...
This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the ... See full summary »
Although this series had only 26 episodes that ran from 1952 to 1953, the score by Richard Rodgers (with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra) was such a hit that recordings of it have been almost continually available. Over a half century after the original broadcast, the score is available in a modern stereo recording digitally remastered on compact discs. However, on the album the orchestra is the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. See more »
There isn't much to say about this fondly remembered series that hasn't already been said. This World War II documentary is just about as good as it gets. The writing, the music, the editing, the narration (which tends to get a bit pompous at times, but it's a small price to pay) are absolutely superb. Watching this is actually sort of a chilling experience; after awhile you begin to feel as if you've been transported on board the ships, or in the subs, or at Pearl Harbor, or on Iwo Jima--not just sitting in your living room watching it on TV. This series deserved every award it won, and more. It is a magnificent achievement, and nothing has equalled it since. Don't miss it.
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