Following the attack on Pearl Harbor German seizes the opportunity to attack cargo ships along the United State East coast while the United States is unprepared. This program describes the ... See full summary »
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Robert Ballard ... Self (as Bob Ballard)
Robert Church Robert Church ... Self
Gordon Claudius Gordon Claudius ... Self
Homer H. Hickam Jr. ... Self
Werner Hirschmann Werner Hirschmann ... Self
Martin K.A. Morgan ... Self
Axel Niestlé Axel Niestlé ... Self
Ed Offley Ed Offley ... Self
Craig Sechler ... Self - Narrator
Horst von Schroeter Horst von Schroeter ... Self
Daniel Warren Daniel Warren ... Self
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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor German seizes the opportunity to attack cargo ships along the United State East coast while the United States is unprepared. This program describes the scope of the German assault as a backdrop to the efforts of a group of investigators to determine how the first sunken German submarine, U-166, met its fate to determine if disgraced Commander Herbert G. Claudius deserves credit to the kill. Written by David Foss

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A fascinating discussion of the early days of sub warfare in WWII as well as the fate of one lone U-boat.
25 June 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Documentaries about WWII are a dime a dozen, as tons of programs about it fill up American cable TV. After all, much of it is made up of old footage and they're cheap to make. However, because there are so many of these shows, it's hard to care about any of them. But in the case of "Nazi Attack on America" the program is not only unique but has a depth to it that make it a must-see.

The program begins with a bit of a history lesson about the German submarine program in the early days of WWII. This leads to the discussion of U-166 and its mission to sink ships along America's Gulf Coast in 1942. The damage it wrought as well as its own fate wrap up this portion of the show...as the wreck of this sub was discovered by accident a few years ago.

What follows is a thorough scientific investigation by the world famous Robert Ballard and his team. Using two robotic subs, they review video of the wreck of U-166 as well as employ a super high tech imaging system to figure out what sank the ship. How all this went to then right a wrong committed by the Navy brass back in 1942 is what make this show really fascinating...but I don't want to ruin the surprise...just watch the show.


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6 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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