New Documentary on Battle off Samar

16 Nov 2006

For visitors from North America or those who can receive the History Channel television channel, please make a note to check out a new documentary on the Battle off Samar. It will be shown on 5 Jan 2007 at 2200 EST (10pm EST); the program will be one hour in length and is a part of the Dogfights series. The program will make use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) to recreate the naval battle. Author James Hornfischer, author of the Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, will be among the experts who will share their in-depth analysis of the engagement.


1944...the Pacific. It is one of the most amazing, lopsided naval battles in history: A mighty Japanese fleet let by the Yamato, the biggest battleship in the world, versus Taffy 3, a small U.S. task unit of destroyers and baby flat-tops...ships too weak to fight and too slow to run. David battles Goliath in a fight for survival - with the lives of thousands of American soldiers in the balance.

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