I remember lying on the carpet in the front room when I was just a lad and watching this fine old naval series on the family's black and white 21 inch Electrohome TV. I can't recall what night it was on, but it always opened with an aerial shot of an aircraft carrier steaming through calm seas. I had no idea that Annapolis was the United States Naval Academy; I thought Annapolis was the name of the aircraft carrier. This was one of a few very entertaining military dramas of the 1950s - 1960s that dealt with the men of America's armed forces. I remember a few other similar series, ie: "The Silent Service" and "Men of West Point" and "Combat". They were also great TV series and dealt with the adventures of America's soldiers, sailors and airmen, usually during the Second World War. I watched in amazement as I saw a different story of bravery and courage each week. The men of the military were a hallowed breed in those days, only a decade or so following WWII. Just as brave were the courageous young men and women who followed in their footsteps in conflicts that have raged around the globe since the 50s.
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