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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voitto merellä See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

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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Victory at Sea TOPS!
29 November 2005 | by taklasekSee all my reviews

I watched the series "Victory at Sea" when it was first aired in 1952 and 1953. My dad had me sit with him to watch the documentary week after week. I loved it! Even when my brother was born 10 January 1953. The doctor said my mom would be in labor quite a while, but dad said she would have the baby and he would be home to watch Victory at Sea. He was!

I viewed this several times over the years on PBS, and eventually purchased the VHS copies. I cannot watch this without recalling my dad telling me the places shown where he was stationed, and the events he witnessed. I totally associate this set with my father.

Now I have the DVD set, and just watched it again between Vet's day and my father's 85th birthday in 2005. I miss him all the more since his passing in 2002 watching this set. I LOVE the music!While my dad told me about the war my mom told me about the music. Much of the music is from musicals composed by Richard Rodgers in collaboration with hart. The music for all planes flying is in F sharp, and many other specific key usages. You really need a musical ear to fully appreciate Victory at Sea!!!!

Watching this series is overwhelming to say the least. I once watched the first eight episodes in one day straight through. THat was hard to take, but I sure appreciated this being recorded!

Terry Klasek Saint Louis, Missouri


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