USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter DVD

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USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter In July 1945, the USS Indianapolis has just delivered ""Little Boy"" - the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima - when she is sunk by a Japanese submarine. 300 sailors go down with her, and the 900 survivors drift for four and a half days, battling the sun, thirst, sharks, and their own fear. Ultimately, only ... More
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USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter In July 1945, the USS Indianapolis has just delivered ""Little Boy"" - the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima - when she is sunk by a Japanese submarine. 300 sailors go down with her, and the 900 survivors drift for four and a half days, battling the sun, thirst, sharks, and their own fear. Ultimately, only 316 of them are pulled from the sea alive. The sinking of Indianapolis remains the U.S. Navy's worst single loss of life at sea.

Indianapolis' final resting place remains a mystery for more than seven decades, until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovers the ship in August 2017, 18,000 feet below the surface of the sea.

Now the definitive story of USS Indianapolis is told as we reconstruct the ship's heroic legacy, her dramatic final moments, and the discovery of the wreck site. We also tell the story of Captain Charles Butler McVay III - the only captain in U.S. history convicted for losing his ship in wartime. His suicide in 1968 sparks a campaign by his loyal crew to clear his name - a campaign joined by the captain of a nuclear submarine, who risks his own career to right the injustice.

Producer: Jed Rauscher
Executive Producer: Kirk Wolfinger, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger, Rocky Collins, Carole Tomko, Paul G. Allen
Production Company: Lone Wolf Media; Vulcan Productions Inc.
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Director: Kirk Wolfinger, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger, Rob Lyall
Host: Alec MacGillis
Narrator: Kyle Chandler
Writers: Jaime Bernanke
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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John
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5.0 star rating
07/29/22
The Indianapolis revisited
Review by John on 07/29/22 review stating The Indianapolis revisited
I've met several of the former survivors, have breakfast with one of the sons, have been to 3 presentations on the Indianapolis, watched the documentary and followed it up with this DVD. If you have doubts, BUY IT for the true story.
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Indy 3.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/16/21
Anxiously Awaiting Broadcast Jan.8
Review by Indy 3. on 11/16/21 review stating Anxiously Awaiting Broadcast Jan.8
My father was one of the Survivors. He was the only Survivor to have married a Japanese bride. I am the only Japanese-born child of a Survivor. Yes, we were among the lucky few, some said fortunate, who grew up with a dad who made that last cruise. But he carried a terrible burden of guilt, turmoil and grief his entire life. Night terrors, sadness, anger. He never lived to see the ship found. The families of the crew watched the discovery videos and images in 2017 with extreme joy and sadness...opposing feelings normally...to a degree I never imagined possible. It caught us by surprise...there was no way to anticipate and prepare. The Vulcan Group, the Petrel, Paul Allen and Robert Kraft, were all class. They reached out to us, respected our wishes and are now part of our USS Indianapolis family. Please view this program with respect and understanding, honor and pride. 879 crewman were lost at sea. Only 14 of 316 Survivors are alive today. God bless them all.
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Al
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5.0 star rating
02/21/21
AMAZING!
Review by Al on 02/21/21 review stating AMAZING!
I just saw this Documentary on PBS and I feel like something everyone needs to see!!
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Grateful A.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Production
Review by Grateful A. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Production
Very well done documentary. Quite moving. There is much praise to go around in the many hands responsible for this production. All involved in this effort should be quite proud.


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