The Sea Hunters: Relics of WWII

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War Documentary hosted by Clive Cussler and Richard Donat, published by National Geographic in 2005 - English narration

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Eight daring, real-life adventures into the depths of World War II. Join bestselling action-adventure author Clive Cussler, renowned maritime archaeologist James Delgado, and their crack team of divers to explore some of the most significant shipwrecks of World War II. Visit the remnants of an aircraft carrier made entirely of ice, probe the world's deadliest maritime disaster, survey the relics of D-Day, and more. Rather than looking for treasure, the Sea Hunters seek only to complete the historical record. Besides delving deep into each site's history, you'll sit in on prep sessions as the team struggles with the technical challenges of their dives. Then you'll see exactly what they see, thanks to dramatic underwater camerawork. And in each episode, you'll hear exclusive interviews with survivors, witnesses, and other experts, bringing a human dimension to historical events. Seen on the National Geographic Channel.

[edit] Ship of Ice

Crackpot idea, or work of genius? To protect Allied convoys during World War II, eccentric scientist Geoffrey Pyke proposed a manmade island of ice as a floating airbase. Now, in the thin atmosphere of the Canadian Rockies, the Sea Hunters dive a mountain lake to find the ice island’s prototype.

[edit] Diving the V-2 Rocket Caves

Deep beneath a mountain in central Germany, the Sea Hunters probe the dark, murky depths of flooded underground tunnels carved from former gypsum mines by slave labor. There, safe from Allied bombing, the Nazis assembled Hitler’s ultimate weapon of vengeance: the deadly V-2 rockets that screamed toward London.

[edit] Leopoldville/Clayoquot: Death on Christmas Eve

In 1944, the Leopoldville set out from England with 2.200 troops to shore up Allied forces after the Battle of the Bulge. The Clayoquot sailed from Nova Scotia, protecting a convoy with a similar mission. An ocean apart, both ships fell victim to torpedoes on Christmas Eve. The Sea Hunters explore their remains.

[edit] Minesweeper Eddy: Heroes of the Night

In an attempt to seal off strategically important Malta, Axis forces repeatedly seeded its harbor with mines. Every night, however, minesweepers defied darkness and submerged danger to clear the sea lanes. Paying homage to such bravery, the Sea Hungers dive the wreck of the minesweeper Eddy.

[edit] Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

Long shrouded in Soviet secrecy, the remains of the German refugee ship Wilhelm Gustloff mark the largest maritime disaster in the history of the world, one that claimed more than 9,000 lives. Diving cold Baltic waters, the Sea Hunters become the first to explore the wreck and reveal their findings to the world.

[edit] Force Z

In late 1941, the HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse joined three destroyers in the South China Sea to form Force Z, aiming to deter a Japanese invasion of the Malay Peninsula. But when enemy planes swarmed the two big ships like hornets, their sinking changed modern naval warfare.

[edit] Juno Beach: D-Day Underwater

The Sea Hunters undertake the first-ever survey of the depths off Juno Beach, site of Canadian forces’ assault on Hitler’s "Fortress Europe" on Jun 6, 1944. Facing strong tidal surges off the French coast, they explore the sunken remnants of the largest invading armada ever assembled.

[edit] Still on Patrol: The Hunt for Hitler's U-Boat 215

In one of their most challenging dives, the Sea Hunters brave seven-knot currents of the Georges Bank to look of the mysterious, missing U-215. Could it be the same German sub that sank the Liberty ship Alexander Macomb in the early months of World War II before succumbing to British depth charges?

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Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.324:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 50:06.700
Number Of Parts: 8
Part Size: 894 MB
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