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Great Blunders in History: USS Indianapolis | [The History Channel]

Great Blunders in History: USS Indianapolis

When the U.S. cruiser Indianapolis, on a secret mission involving the delivery of an atomic bomb, was torpedoed in 1945, nobody realized that the crew was left struggling in shark-infested waters.
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When the U.S. cruiser Indianapolis, on a secret mission involving the delivery of an atomic bomb, was torpedoed in 1945, nobody realized that the crew was left struggling in shark-infested waters. The result was the worst single at-sea loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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    Brian 01-31-12
    Brian 01-31-12 Member Since 2007

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    "The title should have warned driven me away"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is pretty awful, it is full of wobbly sound affects and zoom noises. It was also not edited to remove things like the lead in and out of commercials.

    I should have known better than to go for something with the title GREAT BLUNDERS IN HISTORY, but the story of the Indy really fascinates me and I was hoping for some new information.


    Would you recommend Great Blunders in History to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not


    What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

    It is hard to tell how good or bad a job the narrator did, the musical score comes up and down and drowns him out, but I suspect he did a good job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Great Blunders in History?

    The music score and lead in / out for commercials.


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    James 09-19-13
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    "Such A Sad Loss Of Life in an Heroic Event"

    Once again, The History Channel takes us on a behind the scenes look at great events that took place during World War II.

    You can only imagine the struggle that so many of these seamen put up as a fight not only the nighttime cold and freezing waters, so many of them unfortunately lost their lives to the sharks that were swirling about, and to drowning.

    This epic episode shows us that a great deal of the loss of life and suffering didn’t necessarily come from bullets and mortar shells, but from the circumstances that all the soldiers found themselves in.

    A wonderful recount of the actual events, as if you were actually there.

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