History Channel - A Century of Silent Service (2001) DVDRip x264 AC3-MVGroup
DVDRip | 704x536 | .MKV/AVC @ 2184 Kbps | 3x~43min | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 3x740 MB
To celebrate 100 years of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Force, Sonalysts (Jane's 688(I), Fleet Command, Sub Command) has teamed up with the Naval Submarine League to create a unique 90-min video documentary. A Century of Silent Service is hosted by President Jimmy Carter, himself a former submarine officer. Chronicling the genesis of the US Silent Service from the first real submarine, the C.S.S. Hunley, and John Holland's early gasoline powered boats, the program features an abundance of archival footage and material. Whether fighting tough foes in wars hot and cold, or going against the stark perils of a developing technology, the U.S. Naval Submarine Force has generated a history unique in American arms. The turn of the millennium marked its first 100 years. This 2-hour special features interviews with a former submariner, President Jimmy Carter, many key Navy experts, along with Silent Service notables such as Capt. Ned Beach, Medal of Honor recipient RADM Eugene Fluckey, VADM James Calvert, ADM Bruce Demars (former director of the US Navy's nuclear power program), and others including enlisted men and wives. Hearing the story told by them conveys the depth of impressive achievements and duty bestowed upon a free country by a special group of sailors.