Military History Channel series which explores the vital role played by US Navy submarines in World War II. Whether battling the Japanese in the Pacific or the Germans in the Atlantic, US submarines were involved in the thick of the war. This series explores the operation and design of the various submarines used, as well as looking at the existence of men who lived in an enclosed space underwater for prolonged periods of time.
Going deep into a submariner’s world. This fascinating collection of programmes explores the world of the submariner during the fiercest and most destructive conflict of all time: the Second World War. Discover the stories of Germany’s deadly U-boats and the crews that sailed them earning their nickname of ‘wolf packs’ by attacking in coordinated groups. Examine the tactics and strategies employed by American submarines in their deadly battles against the Japanese in the Pacific and how a submarine force comprising just 2 per cent of the U.S. Navy’s wartime commitment managed to strangle Japan’s shipping supply lines. Learn how the great U.S. submarine captains of WWII such as Dudley Morton Richard O’Kane and Sam Dealey used their initiative in developing new ideas in submarine warfare helping to bring victory to the Allied cause. And explore the complex systems used to control America’s ‘boomers’ – submarines carrying nuclear missiles that can hit targets over 4 000 miles away. Take a journey beneath the waves and discover the incredible story behind the submarines of World War II: the Silent service.