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Victory at Sea - Target Suribachi
Youtube ^ | 1952 | NBC

Posted on 07/02/2013 10:04:49 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan

Brilliant documentary series that aired in the 1950s. Awesome musical score that was actually conducted by the NBC orchestra (I used to have the LP). For many Americans, this documentary served as the first extensive moving pictures of the war they'd seen. And as one person commented on one of the youtube pages, if you weren't sitting in front of your TV at the moment it aired, you missed it. How quaint. Good old days.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Society
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NBC today would focus exclusively on alleged war crimes committed by the Americans.
1 posted on 07/02/2013 10:04:49 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: GodfearingTexan; USS Johnston

USS Johnston ping!


2 posted on 07/02/2013 10:11:16 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: GodfearingTexan
Wow! I remember this film. It was one of the most extensive documentaries made about WWII. It was a wonderful tribute to the men and women who sacrificed it all in this epic struggle. We grew up on films like this and it influenced us very much.
Today, it would be labeled “propaganda”.

The narrative has been twisted around to the point that the Japanese and Germans became victims to a growing US military Industrial complex.

Any student of history knows the truth about WWII - the question is, do young people read any more?

3 posted on 07/02/2013 10:14:15 PM PDT by Netz
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To: GodfearingTexan

Awesome!


4 posted on 07/02/2013 10:24:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GodfearingTexan

I have the 3 CD set. Great series.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 10:25:54 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: GodfearingTexan

I have this entire series on dvd at my gun shop... When I get a bunch of youngsters in there that express any interest in history, I put one of the dvd’s in an let them see history in black and white. It is a new experience for them. The hardest one for me to watch is the episode on the submarine warfare in the south Pacific... I actually get to see my dad in action as a young man. I sure miss him - but at least I get to see him, even if only for a moment, and even if only in black and white. I’m still proud to call him dad, and my hero. And I miss him terribly...


6 posted on 07/02/2013 10:29:10 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: laplata

Dad had the vinyl...I have the itunes files...great show....


7 posted on 07/02/2013 10:30:18 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: GodfearingTexan

Remember watching “Victory at Sea” as a kid, WDSU TV channel 6, think that was the only channel available at that time............Dang I’m old.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 10:35:50 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: GodfearingTexan

During my Naval career we’d freqently show episodes of Victory At Sea as traing films.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 10:39:45 PM PDT by GMMC0987
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To: GodfearingTexan

Scored the entire 26 episodes in a box set from a garage sale for $5.00.They were brand new never opened.Brilliant series.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 10:41:16 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Neat!


11 posted on 07/02/2013 10:41:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: mitch5501
Yeah, they were brilliant. Just imagine what it would cost today to put that together.

Not that Hollyweird would do it of course. Much different people in the film business back then, like Reagen, Wayne, Stewart, Murphy, and all the others that believed in the military.

12 posted on 07/02/2013 10:47:50 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: GodfearingTexan

I have them all. My father loved the series. He would never miss an episode. He served on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu. Richard Rodgers and the NBC Orchestra were fabulous.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: doorgunner69
The sad thing was they were unwanted junk for the folks I bought them from.They are riveting viewing and quite brutal in some scenes.I haven't seen war up close but I try to be as aquainted with it as I can be.The paralells today are disturbing...if only the general populace today paralleled as well but it doesn't.

When I say "God bless America" I mean it.I fear for your country right now and my own Australia.

please God..bless America!

14 posted on 07/02/2013 11:01:50 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: mitch5501
Ye, God bless Australia.

Your guys have stuck with us through a helluva lot. Never met any of them during my time in RVN, but we all knew they were down south of us in I Corps and appreciated it.

I am sure the guys in the sandboxes feel the same these days. Your beer still is still as good as it gets..........

15 posted on 07/02/2013 11:40:46 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

My Dad has the vinyl as well. I recall fondly whien my brother and I were kids, that record was one of a couple in regular rotation as being blasted on the Hi-Fi At 7am on Saturday mornings.

TURN TO!


16 posted on 07/02/2013 11:53:49 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: laplata
I have the 3 CD set. Great series.

Me too.
I remember begging my mother to let me stay up on Fri. night to watch the show. It was on around 11 pm.

17 posted on 07/03/2013 3:35:16 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

A great series.
Produced when NBC was on our side.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 4:21:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: GodfearingTexan; SkyDancer
Thanks...

My dad made an emergency landing with his B-29 at Iwo coming back from the last mission of the war.

We owe our very lives to the sacrifices made by the valiant Marines who stormed ashore Iwo Jima.

19 posted on 07/03/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mitch5501

I bought mine for $5.00 at Big Lots.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 6:21:13 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Vinnie

I remember begging my mother to let me stay up on Fri. night to watch the show. It was on around 11 pm.


Sounds like me. LOL


21 posted on 07/03/2013 9:06:50 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Nailbiter

later


22 posted on 07/03/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: null and void; GodfearingTexan
Thanks, NV! Love the 'Victory at Sea' series!

A little late on the strategery, but as commander, I think Iwo should have been carpet bombed before the invasion.

FWIW, there's a few minutes devoted to the Battle of Samar in THIS Leyte Gulf episode of 'Victory at Sea' -- starting at about the 16:00 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBMrZSOno-c&list=PLMOJ05TrdIZA7pNQa5YjrHuPIDPdHPIod

23 posted on 07/03/2013 11:08:28 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

Yes. You even got mentioned.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 11:12:12 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

;-)


25 posted on 07/03/2013 11:26:26 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: mitch5501

Hey Mic,

I will have to borrow that from you. I have gone through the The Pacific and Band of Brothers and whatever other WWII movies I have whilst being immobilized.

Mel


26 posted on 07/17/2013 9:18:54 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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