Battle of the Atlantic


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EP1 The Grey Wolves Jul 07, 2002

New testimony from British sailors and the U-boat men who hunted them, plus archive material and dramatic reconstructions, illustrate the threat from Churchill's one fear, the hidden enemy under the sea.

EP2 Keeping Secrets Jul 14, 2002

In the first 18 months of war, German U-boats sank more than three million tons of shipping. Eyewitness testimony, archive film and reconstructions illuminate the story of how Allied intelligence fought back against the killers in the deep, helped by the seizure of an Enigma code machine and cipher material.

EP3 The Hunted Jul 21, 2002

In the first three years of war, German U-boats threatened to starve Britain into submission, but by the spring of 1943 the tide had turned and the hunter had become the hunted. Eyewitness testimony, archive film and reconstructions illuminate the remarkable story of how, in just months, the Allies destroyed the U-boat fleet.
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Released: 07 July 2002 Ended
Producted By: BBC Film
Country: United Kingdom
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Revenue: 0
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Explores the desperate struggle for survival on a hostile ocean during the longest and bloodiest battle of the Second World War.

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