Features the following episodes:
The First Ironclads
The story of the vessels that changed ship design forever; The Monitor, the Merrimack and a memorable animated reconstruction of their heroic battle during the American Civil War. Also included footage shot aboard HMS Warrior.
The Ghost Ships of Truk Lagoon
"The Ghost Ships of Truk Lagoon" tells the dramatic and powerful saga of the Japanese fleet from it sdestruction during the maelstrom of Operation Hellstorm in 1944 to its fate on the seabed seom fifty years on. It is a story that transcends and goes beyond the mere re-telling of an important episode in twentieth century military history.
One of Germany's feared U-Boat fleet, the U 534 was sunk on the last day of the war. Cromwell's camera crew has been given special access to the crafts interior - the first time anyone has been aboard for more than fifty years. The results provide an unforgettable snapshot of life on board, and bring an eerie backdrop to one of World War two's most compelling stories.