The tenuous future of the submariner and potential nonmilitary uses of submersibles, including the development of cable-free underwater robots for scientific research and deep-sea recovery. Narrator: Michael Gambon.
Submarines used during the Cold War, including the race between the superpowers to build the first nuclear-powered sub. The U.S. won the contest with the commissioning of the Nautilus in 1954. Narrator: Michael Gambon.
Submarine warfare from 1918 to World War II, including underwater "motorbikes"and the British "midget" subs. Also: the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz; and Japan's manned suicide torpedo. Narrator: Michael Gambon.
Chronicling the use of submarines in World War I. Included: the Germans sink 11 million tons of shipping; and the British use subs to blockade Germany. Also: conditions for submariners; the introduction of anti-sub convoys. Michael Gambon narrates.