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Victory at Sea (1954)

Approved | | Documentary, War | 2 August 1954 (USA)
A feature-length condensed version of the documentary TV series Victory at Sea (1952).

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Harold Alexander ...
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Alan Brooke ...
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Galeazzo Ciano ...
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Karl Dönitz ...
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Joseph Goebbels ...
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Rudolf Hess ...
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Heinrich Himmler ...
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Hirohito ...
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Wilhelm Keitel ...
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King Victor Emmanuel III ...
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Bernard L. Montgomery ...
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A feature-length condensed version of the documentary TV series Victory at Sea (1952).

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Documentary | War

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2 August 1954 (USA)  »

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The Richard Rodgers-composed sound track of the movie and TV series was a favorite of President Richard Nixon who played it frequently at the White House during stressful times. See more »

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Not a Documentary
22 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its not a documentary, its a propaganda piece.

Victory at Sea presents little to no new information or insight into the War. While it does contain a large amount of footage, the footage is badly edited, without label, and without source.

If you want to watch many hours of things exploding, set to music and (somewhat pompous narration), this is a very very good series. If you are looking for information or insight into WWII naval battles, there are a number of more in depth documentaries, or semi- documentaries like 'Tora! Tora! Tora!' or 'Midway.'

Also, I have heard comments from several people on-line that the audio is poorly mixed in some versions, and that the Music drowns out the (already minimalist) narration. I didn't have a problem with this, but beware.


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