Attack and Capture: The Story of U-Boat 505 (DC)

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War Documentary hosted by John Martin, published by Discovery Channel in 2000 - English narration

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How the US Navy captured a German submarine. On June 4, 1944 Captain Daniel Gallery and his men of the U.S. Naval Task Force 22.3 did the nearly impossible - they captured a German U-boat. It was the first enemy vessel-of-war captured in battle on the high seas by the U.S. Navy since 1815. Climb aboard the historic U-505 and relive its journey from a suffessful weapon of the German fleet to a display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This documentary tells the story of U-505, from the pride of the German fleet to 'unlucky boat'. If ever there was a submarine laden with bad luck it was Germany’s U-505. Despite sinking eight Allied ships early in the war, the German WW II U-boat suffered repeated damage while on a number of patrols and was further marred by the suicide of its second commanding officer while on board. U-505 had been patrolling the Gold Coast and was now homeward bound when she was caught by "hunter-killer" task group. Under fire by depth charges from USS Chatelain and two Grumann F4F "Wildcat" aircraft, the submarine surfaced and immediately came under attack prompting the submarine to surrender. The 58 captured Germans, deemed prisoners of war, were sent to a POW camp in Ruston, Louisiana, while the U-505 was towed 2,500 nautical miles to Bermuda. The top-secret capture of the submarine was not made public until after Germany's May 7, 1945 surrender, and the U-505 was eventually part of a military fundraising tour. In September 1954, U-505 was dedicated as a war memorial and became a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, the U-boat was also designated as a National Historic Landmark. U-505 is the only Type IX-C U-boat in existence today. Witness archival footage and rare interviews with both German and American crew members involved in the capture of the U-505. And view even rarer footage of Captains Daniel Gallery and Harold Lange, captain of the 505 at the time of its capture.. Includes the 1964 interview on board the U-boat with Daniel Gallery, the man responsible for the boat's capture, and Harald Lange, her last commander. Among the others interviewed are Wayne Pickels and Zenon Lukosius, members of the boarding party who captured the boat, and Wolfgang Schiller, torpedo mechanic on U-505. An ABC News Production for Discovery Channel

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 350 Kbps
Video Resolution: 760x576
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 224 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 46 min 11 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 851 MB
Source: DVD (Thanks to blowan@a.b.dvd)
Encoded by: DocFreak08

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