CTVA US Documentary - "Victory at Sea" (NBC) (1952-53) WWII  Documentary series

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Victory at Sea  (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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NBC Project 20 production
in association with Republic pictures
for
NBC (Sundays)
Executive Producer Robert Sarnoff
Produced by and Conceived by Henry Salomon
in co-operation with the United States Navy
Co-ordinator Robert W. Sarnoff
Technical advisor Captain Walter Karig U.S.N.
Edited by Isaac Kleinerman
Directed by M.Clay Adams
Written by Henry Salomon with Richard Hansen based on the multivolume
"History of United States Naval Operations in World War II"
by Samuel Eliot Morison

US World War II  Documentary series 1952-53 26 episodes x 30 min bw
The story of the battle for sea power during World War II (1939-45)
26Oct52-26Apr53
Narrated by Leonard Graves
Premise:
Award winning series and most famous historical anthology of World War II

Original Musical Score by Richard Rodgers
played by the NBC symphony orchestra
Arranged and Conducted by Robert Russell Bennett

Victory At Sea Theme Song

Victory at Sea - A Symphonic Scenario

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NBC Sundays

1.1 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): DESIGN FOR WAR
26Oct52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 1 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 1 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 1 Part 3
Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941


1.2 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE PACIFIC BOILS OVER
02Nov52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 2 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 2 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 2 Part 3
Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Synopsis:
The attack on Pearl Harbor and actual bombardment scenes
including those filmed by the Japanese are shown. [RF]

1.3 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): SEALING THE BREACH
09Nov52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 3 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 3 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 3 Part 3
Anti-submarine warfare, 1941-1943

[04] Victory at Sea (documentary): MIDWAY IS EAST
23Nov53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 4 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 4 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 4 Part 3
Japanese victories & the Midway Battle.

1.05 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC
30Nov52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 5 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 5 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 5 Part 3
Synopsis 1:
Britain holds out against the Italian Navy and the German Air Force
in the Mediterranean. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Gibraltar, Allied & enemy fleets, Malta.

[06] Victory at Sea (documentary): GUADALCANAL
07Dec52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 6 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 6 Part 2 
Victory at Sea Episode 6 Part 3 
Episode at Guadalcanal

[07] Victory at Sea (documentary): RINGS AROUND RABAUL
14Dec52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 7 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 7 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 7 Part 3
Struggle for the Solomon Islands.

[08] Victory at Sea (documentary): MARE NOSTRUM
21Dec52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 8 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 8 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 8 Part 3
Mediterranean Command, 1940-1942

[09] Victory at Sea (documentary): SEA AND SAND
28Dec52 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 9 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 9 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 9 Part 3
Invasion of North Africa, 1942-1943

[10] Victory at Sea (documentary): BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS
04Jan53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 10 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 10 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 10 Part 3
War in the south Atlantic.

[11] Victory at Sea (documentary): MAGNETIC NORTH
11Jan53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 11 Part 1 
Victory at Sea Episode 11 Part 2 
Victory at Sea Episode 11 Part 3
War from Murmansk to Alaska

1.12 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE CONQUEST OF MICRONESIA
18Jan53 NBC (rerun 10Jul60)
Victory at Sea Episode 12 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 12 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 12 Part 3 
Narrated by Leonard Graves
Synopsis 1:
Fast-carrier warfare in the Pacific--Gilberts and Marshalls
Synopsis 2:
Strategic Islands in the Central Pacific are captured from the
Japanese. [RF]

1.13 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): MELANESIAN NIGHTMARE
25Jan53 NBC Sun
Victory at Sea Episode 13 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 13 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 13 Part 3
Produced by Henry Salomon
Written by Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser
Directed by M. Clay Adams
Synopsis:
The New Guinea campaign by British Commonwealth and U.S troops under General
MacArthur, picturing the 1300-mile advance along the northern coast of New
Guinea toward the Philippines. [RF]

[14] Victory at Sea (documentary): ROMAN RENAISSANCE
01Feb53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 14 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 14 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 14 Part 3
Sicily and the Italian campaign.
A look at the Italian campaign for the liberation
of Rome during World War II.

1.15 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): D-DAY
08Feb53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 15 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 15 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 15 Part 3

Produced by Henry Salomon
Written by Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser
Directed by M. Clay Adams
Summary:
Normandy, June 6, 1944
Synopsis:
An overall picture of operation D-Day from the Allied leaders'
decision to invade Normandy and the subsequent buildup of men
and material, to the final beach landings which signaled the
beginning of Hitler's downfall. [RF]

1.16 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): KILLERS AND THE KILLED
15Feb53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 16 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 16 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 16 Part 3
Narrated by Leonard Graves
Victory in the Atlantic, 1943-1945
Synopsis:
For the first time since the War of 1812, an American ship captures
an enemy man-of-war on the high seas. [RF]

1.17 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE TURKEY SHOOT
22Feb53 NBC Sun
Victory at Sea Episode 17 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 17 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 17 Part 3
Produced by Henry Salomon
Written by Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser
Directed by M. Clay Adams
Synopsis 1:
The WWII US conquest of the Marianas and the battles of Guam.
Synopsis 2:
Conquest of the Marianas - the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Guam
- all Japanese strongholds. Recapture of Guam.
Synopsis 3:
After bitter fighting, the Japanese held island of Guam is recaptured
by the United States and turned into one of the biggest supply bases
in the Pacific. Incidental music by Richard Rodgers. [RF]

1.18 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): TWO IF BY SEA
01Mar53 NBC Sun
Victory at Sea Episode 18 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 18 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 18 Part 3
Produced by Henry Salomon
Written by Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser
Directed by M. Clay Adams
Synopsis 1:
Ground fighting in the pacific to capture Peleliu and
Angaur in the Palau islands
Synopsis 2:
The Allies engage in savage ground fighting at the Peleliu and Angaur in
the Palau Islands, which were considered vital to the Allied reconquest
of the Philippines. [RF]
*Note: On the current Survivor in Palau tv series many of the planes and
ships are shown from that war. [RF]

[19] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF
08Mar53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 19 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 19 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 19 Part 3

1.20 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): RETURN OF THE ALLIES
15Mar53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 20 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 20 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 20 Part 3
Produced by Henry Salomon
Written by Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser
Directed by M. Clay Adams
Summary:
Liberation of the Philippines
Synopsis:
Attempting to reconquer the Philippines, the Allies engage in rugged ground
fighting at Luzon. [RF]

[21] Victory at Sea (documentary): FULL FATHOM FIVE
22Mar53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 21 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 21 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 21 Part 3
U.S. submarines, 1941-1945

1.22 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE FATE OF EUROPE
29Mar53 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 11Jun61)
Victory at Sea Episode 22 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 22 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 22 Part 3
Summary:
Black Sea, south of France, surrender
The advance of the Allied Forces following the invasion of Southern
France is shown. [RF]

1.23 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): TARGET SURIBACHI
05Apr53 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 18Jun61)
Victory at Sea Episode 23 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 23 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 23 Part 3
Summary:
The Allied Forces preparing to attack the strategic island of Iwo Jima
find themselves caught in the middle of a typhoon. [RF]

1.24 [--] Victory at Sea (documentary): THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
12Apr53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 24 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 24 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 24 Part 3
Place:
China, Burma, India, and Indian Ocean
Summary:
The victorious Japanese Army chops up China, absorbs Siam and cuts the
Burma Road. [RF]

[25] Victory at Sea (documentary): SUICIDE FOR GLORY
19Apr53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 25 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 25 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 25 Part 3
Okinawa

[26] Victory at Sea (documentary): DESIGN FOR PEACE
(final episode)
26Apr53 NBC
Victory at Sea Episode 26 Part 1
Victory at Sea Episode 26 Part 2
Victory at Sea Episode 26 Part 3
Surrender of Japan & aftermath of war

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