Naval Warfare in World War II

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons

Naval Warfare in World War II from Total Content Digital is a comprehensive look at the battles that took place on the seas during the Second World War. The show contains a combination of expert interviews, historical footage, and cutting-edge graphics to explain some of the most crucial moments in naval history.

The show explores the naval technology available to different sides of the war, highlighting how advances in shipbuilding, radar technology, and weaponry helped to shape the final outcome. Viewers learn about the key players involved in naval warfare, from the allied forces to the Axis powers, and the strategic decisions that were made to gain the upper hand.

Each episode of Naval Warfare in World War II focuses on a specific aspect of naval warfare, delving deep into the details to paint a vivid picture of life at sea during one of the largest conflicts in human history. The show explores everything from the battles between surface ships to the critical role that submarines played in the war effort.

One crucial element of the show is its focus on specific battles or events that shaped the course of the war. For example, in one episode, viewers learn about the Battle of the Atlantic, a prolonged struggle that occurred for the duration of the war. This battle was a contest between the German U-boat fleet and the allied forces tasked with protecting vital supply lines across the Atlantic. The show details how the allies learned to adapt their tactics and technology in response to German advances, ultimately securing victory.

Another episode focuses on the Battle of Midway, a decisive contest between the Japanese and American naval forces that marked a turning point in the Pacific theater of the war. Viewers learn about the strategies employed by both sides and how American pilots were able to successfully cripple the Japanese fleet, despite being outnumbered and outgunned.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the show is its attention to detail, particularly when it comes to the technology used in naval warfare during the Second World War. The show explains how advances in radar technology allowed ships to identify targets from miles away, and how high-precision torpedoes changed the nature of submarine warfare. The animations used to showcase this technology are incredibly detailed, providing a clear visual representation of how these complex systems worked.

Throughout the show, expert commentators provide insight and analysis into the different aspects of naval warfare, bringing a depth of understanding to the battles that occurred. These experts include historians, naval officers, and analysts, all of whom offer their unique perspectives on the war and the role that naval combat played. The interviews are well-paced, and the different viewpoints help to provide a comprehensive picture of the tactics, strategies, and technologies involved in the war.

Overall, Naval Warfare in World War II is a must-watch show for history buffs or fans of military history. The combination of expert analysis, beautiful graphics, and historical footage creates an engaging and informative viewing experience that will leave a lasting impression. Whether you're interested in learning about naval technology, strategic warfare, or the human stories behind the conflict, this show provides a detailed picture of one of the most dramatic periods in modern history.

Naval Warfare in World War II is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2014.

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The Surrender of Japan and the Aftermath of War
13. The Surrender of Japan and the Aftermath of War
December 31, 2014
The atomic bomb is detonated, and its effects demonstrated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With that, the Japanese surrender, and their diplomats and military officials sign the official surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri.
12. Kamikaze
December 31, 2014
In a last effort at glory, having lost most of their best men in military actions, Japan employs suicide pilots - Kamikaze - men who willingly crash their planes into ships in order to destroy the American spirit. But the U.S. Navy and Marines are ready for them with their guns, and they fought heroically against the onslaught. And on Okinawa, Americans fight a major battle with the Japanese Army.
The Road to Mandalay
11. The Road to Mandalay
December 31, 2014
The Japanese invade China in 1936, but the Japanese are not satisfied and they invade Indochina and Thailand, enabling the invasion of Burma. The U.S. and British navies nurture their relations with the Indian Navy as supplies are built for the return. Eventually, it was decided to build a road to link with the Burma Road, and with human and elephant power, they succeeded.
The Battle for Iwo Jima
10. The Battle for Iwo Jima
December 31, 2014
The United States fought two battles here-the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima against the Japanese, and the U.S. Navy against the typhoon. During the now-legendary events depicted in this episode, the series reaches the final throes of battle in the Pacific war against the Japanese.
The Fate of Europe
9. The Fate of Europe
December 31, 2014
Sevastopol was liberated and the Allies finally defeat Germany.
US Submarines
8. US Submarines
December 31, 2014
In this episode, viewers see how the U.S. Navy's submarines contributed to the Japanese empire's defeat, sinking thousands of tons of commercial ships.
The Liberation of the Philippines
7. The Liberation of the Philippines
December 31, 2014
Just after the U.S. entered World War II, the Japanese conquered the Commonwealth of the Philippines, an American protectorate, occupying its people. But they still hope, and in January 1945, these were answered as much of the Philippines Islands were liberated and its people cheered the Americans.
Leyte Gulf
6. Leyte Gulf
December 31, 2014
The Japanese fleet is disintegrating, and the Imperial Navy conducts its last major operation in the Philippines. It ends in debacle: The risen battleships of Pearl Harbor avenge the attack in Surigao Strait, the Center Force is defeated in Sibuyan Sea, the jeep carriers and destroyers fend off a stronger Japanese force near Samar and the remaining Japanese aircraft carriers are sunk.
The Battles for Peleliu and Anguar
5. The Battles for Peleliu and Anguar
December 31, 2014
Before the Philippines Islands, the United States first attacks Peleliu and Anguar. 
The Battle for the Marianas
4. The Battle for the Marianas
December 31, 2014
Guam, a U.S. territory, is invaded by Japanese a few days after Pearl Harbor and remains occupied for two and a half years before the Americans arrive to reclaim Saipan and Guam, and destroy as well the Japanese fleet in a classic "turkey shoot".
Victory in the Atlantic 1943-1945
3. Victory in the Atlantic 1943-1945
December 31, 2014
The U-Boats are ascendant, and their triumphs proclaimed in Germany. But the Allies fight back with new bases in countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, new anti-submarine techniques and the new escort, or "jeep", carrier.
2. D-Day
December 31, 2014
The Allied invasion of Normandy is detailed-from preparation to execution-courtesy of vintage footage from both sides. A great victory for the Allies.
Sicily and the Italian Campaign
1. Sicily and the Italian Campaign
December 31, 2014
While Hitler's Germany begins its decline, Mussolini's Italy falls. Eventually, as Naples and Rome are bombed, the Italians surrender. But there is still a slow ruinous campaign (Salerno, Cassino, Anzio) until final victory is achieved by the liberation of Rome.
Where to Watch Naval Warfare in World War II
Naval Warfare in World War II is available for streaming on the Total Content Digital website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Naval Warfare in World War II on demand at Amazon and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2014