Victory at Sea

An overview of “the great World War Two” in a sequential pattern but necessarily jigsawing so that all the parts and many histories can be made to fit together, all assembled from wartime footage.

Why We Fight lays out the terms, various War Department films transcribe the action, Victory at Sea digests the lot from a primarily naval perspective, adding similar material from the Axis powers.

Richard Rodgers’ famous score for this NBC television series in twenty-six parts supplies thirteen hours of continuous music and one hit tune, “No Other Love”, outdoing Herbert Windt for Riefenstahl.