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Battle 360°

Genres: Science/Technology, Documentary Series

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About the Show

Battle 360° is an American documentary television series produced by Flight 33 Productions which makes extensive use of computer animation to depict the story of the famed aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

The animation is combined with documentary footage, interviews of Enterprise crew members and military historians and voice-over narration.

The series originally aired in the USA on the History Channel from 29 February to 2 May, 2008. There are 10 hour-long episodes in the series.

Battle 360° premiered in South Africa on DStv's The History Channel on Tuesday 7 October 2008, at 20h30.

Repeats

Wednesdays: 04h30, 12h30

Synopsis

For nearly a decade, USS Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of war, engaging in some of the fiercest, multi-front battles ever witnessed in modern combat.

With the sophistication of a 360-coordination between the carrier, the destroyers, the aircraft dominating the skies above and the submarines blanketing the deep, Battle 360° puts viewers into the action like never before using the latest technology and cutting-edge computer graphic animation.

This series will follow the Enterprise and its men from the start of the war through to the last battle. As the war went on the ship changed, the men changed and the battles were never the same.

Episodes

Episode 01: Call to Duty
The attack on Pearl Harbour, the entry of the United States into World War II, the Marshall Islands Raid and the Doolittle Raid.

Episode 02: Vengeance at Midway
The Battle of Midway

Episode 03: Jaws of the Enemy
The Solomon Islands campaign and the battle for Guadalcanal.

Episode 04: Bloody Santa Cruz
The Solomon Islands campaign and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Episode 05: Enterprise versus Japan
Fighting in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal as the only American aircraft carrier active in the Pacific theatre of war.

Episode 06: The Gray Ghost
The refitting of the Enterprise and the battle for the Gilbert Islands.

Episode 07: Hammer of Hell
Assaulting Truk Lagoon as part of Operation Hailstone, including the first night radar bombing attack from a U.S. carrier.

Episode 08: D-Day in the Pacific
The Battle of the Philippine Sea, the largest aircraft carrier battle in history.

Episode 09: Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.

Episode 10: The Empire's Last Stand
The battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, night sorties, attacks by kamikazes, the end of World War II and the legacy of the Enterprise.


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