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Season 2 / Episode 4 and airs on 08 June 2020 19:00
Combat Ships is a series that shows how technology transformed naval warfare and tells the stories of the greatest maritime battles, escapes and disasters. From the deadly 18th century Ships of the Line, the primitive submarines of the American Civil War, the landing craft of the D-Day beaches, the fearless hospital ships of the First World War, to the might of nuclear warships - these vessels have shaped world history. Each episode includes powerful eye-witness accounts, interviews with veterans and maritime experts, reconstructions, intriguing technical data and fascinating historical detail.
Explore the dark side of naval warfare--a world of deception, double-dealing, and disguised vessels--throughout the first half of the 20th century. See how Britain's Royal Navy attempted to fool German U-boats through the technique of "dazzle painting," then look at the ingeniously designed Gizmo, an American spy vessel that never made it beyond American waters. Witness the wild, creative, and audacious ways navies disguised their vessels in times of war and the use of intelligence to carry out naval attacks.
This is the story of one of the world's most effective war machines: the Viking longship. They evolved from swift war canoes to become the pre-eminent fighting machines of the age. They were elegant, versatile, and feared. Longships carried terrifying warriors. The Vikings and their ships changed the course of history.
The vessels that operate in secret, unseen by their enemies, from secret missions that helped win the Second World War to modern stealth ships using strange shapes and technology to avoid spying ears and eyes.
Doomed Vessels explores the human errors that condemned great ships to a tragic end, including the Vasa, a 17th-century combat ship that sank on her maiden voyage, and K-13, an experimental British submarine that sank in 1917 with the loss of 32 crewmen.
The ships that made mighty empires, from the lone wolves that patrolled the high seas for imperial Britain to the USS Laffey's heroic Second World War battle against kamikazes at Okinawa.
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