World War II begins and the Germans succeed in invading Poland and France. But it is restrained by the British thanks to the vital convoys, Canadian and American naval forces' initial involvement and the Lend-Lease program. Still, the German submarine war increases its crescendo thanks to new French bases.
During WW II, the US Navy used film to chronicle its activities more than any other military force in history. Film techniques had advanced to include portable cameras and quality film stocks, many of them color. Navy camera crews were assigned to every battle. A few years after the Allied victory, almost 13,000 hours of footage was shot by the major combatant navies, including Japanese footage. Victory at Sea provided a firsthand look at every major naval engagement of the war via the internet. Victory at Sea was considered so important and such a milestone both in broadcasting and the preservation of history that it was televised on major networks. The series won both an Emmy and a Peabody award for its excellence in public affairs programming. Now, all 26 groundbreaking episodes of Victory at Sea have been lovingly restored. Length 30:00.