Aircraft Carrier by Harry W. Smith

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During World War II, the aircraft carrier emerged as the preeminent instrument for projecting military power at sea, marking an unprecedented increase in the striking power of the world's navies. Today, the aircraft carrier still reigns supreme. This outstanding 3-DVD collection features rare archival footage of aircraft carriers in action as well as 3-D computer graphics. Special features on each disc include interactive menus, chapter selections, and excerpts from other tiles in the War File series. COLOR and B&W, NTSC. Disc 1 Aircraft Carrier Aircraft carriers proved to be the decisive instrument of naval warfare during World War II. This program traces the history and development of the aircraft carrier from World War II through the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Disc 2 Carrier Warfare The aircraft carrier played a crucial role in America's naval offensive in the Pacific Theater. From the Battle of the Coral Sea to Midway, from Leyte Gulf to Okinawa, the carriers proved time and again the enormous firepower they could bring to bear. Disc 3 Carrier Battles of World War II In this program we witness some of the great carrier battles of World War II. We also see the important role that carrier-based planes played in hunting down and crippling the German surface raider Bismarck. Carrier warfare fundamentally changed the nature of war at sea and marked an end for the battleships.

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