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A series chronicling true stories of survival in the 20th century, including major disasters and rescue operations.
Chronicled: the 1944 Normandy invasion. Host: James Whitmore.
Examined: life on the Japanese island of Kuroshima, where the torrential rains of the typhoon season provide the only water source.
Examined: the Jewish underground's post-World War II efforts to smuggle Jews into British-ruled Palestine. Host: James Whitmore.
Profiled: Revere Baker, who set out on a raft to prove his theories on migration patterns.
Examined: the activities of the Danish underground during World War II.
Profiled: Craig Breedlove, who set a land-speed record of over 500 mph. James Whitmore is the host.
Chronicled: the abortive 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Host: James Whitmore.
Chronicled: the discovery of a band of Japanese soldiers isolated on an island who were unaware that WWII had ended.
The 1937 explosion of the German zeppelin Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J.
A review of the mysterious burning of the cruise ship Morro Castle off New Jersey in 1934. Host: James Whitmore.
Chronicled: the 1947 Texas City oil fire, the result of a steamship explosion. James Whitmore hosts.
A profile of the Maccabees, private citizens in Brooklyn who formed vigilante patrols to protect their neighborhood. James Whitmore is the series host.
Reviewed: the 1944 D-day landing on Omaha Beach. Host: James Whitmore.
Examined: the breakthrough of the Marine units isolated at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War---one of the most successful rescue operations in military history. Narrator: James Whitmore.
Footage of the American strikes on Ploesti, the Romanian oil center that provided fuel for Nazi Germany. Host: James Whitmore.
Footage of the 1961 Bel Air fire, a blaze which ravaged the Los Angeles suburb.
The 1962 rescue of astronaut Scott Carpenter, whose capsule plunged into the Atlantic 250 miles beyond its intended landing point. Host: James Whitmore.
Chronicled: the 1963 rescue of three men trapped in a collapsed Pennsylvania coal mine. Host: James Whitmore.
Reviewed: the 24-hour ordeal of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin when it was hit by a kamikaze attack during WWII.
An account of Red Adair's five-and-a-half month struggle to conquer "The Devil's Cigarette Lighter," a 1961 oil-well blaze in the Sahara Desert. James Whitmore hosts.
Reviewed: a 1961 explosion at an Idaho nuclear-reactor testing station, which killed three men and endangered others for months afterwards. Host: James Whitmore.
Chronicled: how the inmates of the penitentiary at Rikers Island, N.Y., helped to rescue 81 passengers when their Miami-bound plane crashed in 1957. Host: James Whitmore.
Footage of the December 1963 collapse of the Baldwin Hills (Cal.) dam.
Charles Smith, a former slave, talks about his life of bondage.
Reviewed: the 1956 rescue of 26 passengers aboard an airliner that was forced to set down in the ocean between Hawaii and California. Host: James Whitmore.
Chronicled: the 1933 Southern California earthquake, one of the worst in the state's history. James Whitmore hosts.
Footage of the 1957 crisis in Little Rock, Ark., after Gov. Orval E. Faubus tried to prevent the integration of public schools.
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