Using cutting edge visual effects to 'drain' the waters around the notorious island of Alcatraz. With the waters drained away the secrets of Alcatraz are revealed, including exactly why the... See full summary »
John A. Martini
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In this National Geographic special, we look at what most call "The Final Frontier". Using the newest data gathered from scientists all over the world and the latest advancements in ... See full summary »
World War II left the greatest-ever number of ships and submarines hidden beneath the waves. Now, as the oceans drain, each vessel reveals its secrets through new data-based 3D reconstructions. From the Arizona in Pearl Harbor's shallows, whose destruction brought America into the war, to Nazi supership, the Bismarck, and its mysterious end three miles down; from the flaming merchant ships secretly torpedoed by U-boats off tourist beaches of the USA, to the covert inventions of the Allies' costly D-Day beachhead, and lastly to the troopship Leopoldville sunk with the needless deaths of 400 soldiers hushed up - Drain exposes the truth.
Interesting science, but sometimes raises meaningless questions
"Did the US, not Japan fire the first shot?" Irrelevant, since that first shot would've been in self-defense. A Japanese sub attempting to sneak into Pearl Harbor before a declaration of war, was no less an act of war than the bombs and torpedoes dropped by Japan an hour later.
"Who really sank the Bismark?" Now, this is one of the most idiotic debates of WWII. If the Germans finally were forced to scuttle Bismark after taking heavy and disabling damage from the British fleet, does that make the battle any less a defeat for Germany, or any less a victory for Britain? I don't think the sailors lost cared one way or the other! It's not like the mission of the Bismark was to be sunk! The British objective was attained either way and the German objective was foiled. Strategic victory goes to Britain.
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