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Command of the Seas
Description: A United States Navy film about defending the arctic region
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Clip #: TFA-341A
Length: 14:50
Year: 1952
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Arctic
Subject: Military
Original: 16mm
Made in 1952, "Command of the Seas" is a series of four, full color films that document America's post-WWII Navy. Intended to promote the important role the fleet could play in Cold War conflicts (such as the recently-stalemated Korean War), the films showcase an era of growth and expansion. As new, nuclear powered submarines and angled deck aircraft carriers take to the seas, helicopters, missiles, rockets and jet fighters take to the skies.

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