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Victory at Sea 

Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Leonard Graves Leonard Graves ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 1952-1953
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voitto merellä See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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The score, by Richard Rodgers with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, was such a hit that recordings have been almost continually available. Over 50 years after the original broadcast, the score, played by RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, is available in a modern stereo recording, digitally remastered on compact disc. See more »

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Edited into Victory at Sea (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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Easily the finest TV documentary ever
22 August 2000 | by tomhullSee all my reviews

I have had the video of all 26 episodes for several years now. I have seen other WWII documentaries on television, but where Victory at Sea stands heads and shoulders above them is in Richard Rodgers' music and, most importantly, Leonard Graves' incomparable narration. I just cannot imagine anyone else narrating that documentary. My favorite part is the last half of the final episode, when the men come home. That's what it was all about in the first place.


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