Battle for the Atlantic

The stakes were simple. Win the Battle for the Atlantic, win the war. For six years, an undulating warzone spanning 2,800 miles was the setting for one of the most bitterly fought battles of World War II. German U-boats ravaged convoys of British Canadian supply ships, sending thousands of merchants to a watery grave, along with millions of tons of vital supplies. Britain was cut off and on the brink of surrender, an act that would give Hitler control of Europe. Britain had to somehow turn the tide. The outcome of World War II depended on it.

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The Hunt

Episode 1x04; Jul 4, 2010

"Wolfpacks," teams of German U-boats that attack at night, are sinking convoys of allied ships along with Britain's hopes of ever controlling the Atlantic. However, the development of radar allows escort warships to lock in on U-boats ten miles away.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: The HuntJul 4, 2010
1x03: Death BlowJun 27, 2010
1x02: The Brink of DefeatJun 20, 2010
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