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Drain the Ocean: WWII (2016)

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 ... See full summary »

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Russell Boulter Russell Boulter ... Narrator (voice)
James Delgado James Delgado ... Self - Director of Maritime Heritage, NOAA
Herbert Weatherwax Herbert Weatherwax ... Self - Pearl Harbor Survivor (as Herb Weatherwax)
Scott Pawlowski Scott Pawlowski ... Self - National Park Service
Hans van Tilburg Hans van Tilburg ... Self - National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA
Terry Kerby Terry Kerby ... Self - Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory
Christopher Kelley Christopher Kelley ... Self - Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory
William Jurens William Jurens ... Self - Battleship Historian
Eric Grove Eric Grove ... Self - Naval Historian
Joe Hoyt Joe Hoyt ... Self - Maritime Archaeologist, NOAA
Stephen Prince Stephen Prince ... Self - Royal Naval Historical Branch
Chris Howlett Chris Howlett ... Self - Hydrographer
Robert Neyland Robert Neyland ... Self - U.S. Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command
William Boggs William Boggs ... Self - Leopoldville Survivor
John Vitali John Vitali ... Self - Leopoldville Survivor
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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.

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Interesting science, but sometimes raises meaningless questions
24 August 2018 | by skyking-14See all my reviews

"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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19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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