Seapower shaped the destiny of the United States in the 20th Century. Admiral Dewey's triumph at Manila in 1898 heralded a new era for the U.S. navy. By 1941, it was one of the most powerful on earth. Featured on this DVD are 12 rare and historic films made by and for the U.S. Navy during the critical decades before WWII.
Go "cruising with our navy" in the Atlantic and Pacific, and join the Asiatic Fleet near Shanghai. See original newsreels of the fight against the U-boat menace in WWI, and the development of the first aircraft carrier, USS Langley. Witness the attack against the gunboat USS Panay that nearly provoked war four years before Pearl Harbor.
Please note, some films are silent pictures with intertitles and historic music soundtracks.
Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm prints, many of the films on this DVD have never been available to the public. Please note: because of the age and rarity of these films, image and sound quality can vary.
Run time is about 90 minutes in B+W, sound and silent films. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.