Battle 360, Season 1Closed Captioning
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For nearly a decade, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier USS Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of war, engaging in some of the fiercest multifront battles ever witnessed in modern combat. The only carrier to be front and center in every major sea conflict in the Pacific, the Enterprise and her crew's battles were marked by intense firepower, instinct and a 360-coordination between the ship, the destroyers, the aircraft above and the submarines below. In each of ten episodes, and using incredible CGI visualizations, Battle 360 follows the Enterprise and its men through another conflict of WWII as they fight off the enemy from the air, the sea and underwater. Episodes include "Vengeance at Midway," "Bloody Santa Cruz," "D-Day In the Pacific," and "Battle of Leyte Gulf."
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoCall to Duty||For Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise, destined to become the most decorated ship of WWII, the Pacific War begins on December 7, 1941. Returning from a Top Secret Mission, her air groups fly right into the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the early weeks of WWII, as America suffers one defeat after another, Enterprise is one of the few shining lights as she sinks enemy submarines, hits the Japanese Navy in the Marshall Islands, and supports the famous Doolittle Raid.||55:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoVengeance At Midway||In one of the greatest Naval Battles in History, USS Enterprise and sister carriers Yorktown and Hornet, turn the tide of the Pacific War. In just a few violent days in the waters off Midway Island, the American Carrier fleet pulverizes the Imperial Japanese Navy. Enterprise helps secure one of America's first victories in WWII.||54:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoBloody Santa Cruz||Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American Carrier left in the Pacific. For the US Navy at Santa Cruz, Survival becomes the ultimate battle.||54:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoJaws of the Enemy||In the summer of 1942, the American Navy is finally on the offensive. The first strike is in the Solomon Islands, North of Australia. USS Enterprise supports the first American Invasion of WWII as US Marines storm ashore at Guadalcanal. But this time the Japanese strike back with a vengeance and in a hellish slugfest in the Eastern Solomons, Enterprise suffers her worst battle damage yet.||54:24||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEnterprise vs. Japan||November 1942. For the crew aboard USS Enterprise the war has never been more personal. "The Big E" is the only battle ready American Carrier left in the Pacific and she and her task force are all that stand in the way of the Japanese. When the Imperial Navy tries to retake Guadalcanal, it's Enterprise that sends their transports and destroyers to a watery grave in Iron Bottom Sound.||54:26||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Grey Ghost||Enterprise becomes the first ship to receive the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest award any American vessel can achieve. It's half-time in the carrier war for the Pacific, as Enterprise heads home for a major refit. With a new crew of "Citizen Sailors" that join the brotherhood aboard Enterprise, and new technology, "The Grey Ghost" returns to the battleground to haunt the enemy. In the bloody Gilberts Invasion, she will launch the first night air operations ever flown from a carrier.||54:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoHammer of Hell||As 1944 begins, USS Enterprise and the Carrier Task Forces push on through the Pacific and hammer the enemy bases at Kwajalien and Truk Lagoon, as the Japanese make a desperate stand in the Marshall Islands. From the Marshalls, Enterprise sets a course for New Guinea and supports the invasion of Hollandia during Operation Persecution.||54:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoD-Day In the Pacific||While the allies storm France, on the far side of the world American forces hit Saipan in the Marianas Island. The Enterprise supports one of the largest and most deadly battles of the Pacific War. The fighting continues like a flash fire as the meat grinder of war churns towards the Philippines. Enterprise and her sister carriers nearly wipe out Japanese Naval Airpower in the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" and devastate enemy surface forces in the Philippine Sea, one of the greatest carrier battles of the War.||54:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoBattle of Leyte Gulf||USS Enterprise and her escort ships and submarines engage in the largest sea battle ever. In a series of ferocious surface and air firefights the Japanese Navy is totally eviscerated in the last great Naval engagement in World History. With the enemy fleet in chaos, Enterprise and the American Carrier force clear the way for an American Invasion of the Philippines and set the course for the road to Tokyo.||54:27||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Empire's Last Stand||In the winter of 1945, Enterprise hits Luzon, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and Iwo Jima. The Big E also unleashes a brand new night air-group from her flight deck. But as the US Navy closes in on Okinawa and the Japanese homeland, the Empire unleashes a hellish weapon, the Kamikaze. Sailors and Marines on Enterprise now face the horror of deadly suicide attackers as the allies tighten the grip on Japan and secure victory in the Pacific.||55:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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I've only seen the first episode and I'm hooked. I've seen a lot of WWII programming, but seeing it from the view of one ship really brings it together. And what a ship it was...from the raid on Pearl Harbor, to the Doolittle raid on Tokyo, the 'Big E' and her planes were constantly in the fight. I can't wait to see the rest of this series.
shows lots of great history that had lots do deal with WWII. An awesome way to learn history.
The most influential name to ever grace a ship's bow...
... and this documentary is a fitting tribute to the greatest Enterprise of them all. Thank you Apple, and thank you History Channel. Well done.