History Specials

Season 1 Episode 105

Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor

Aired Unknown Jun 18, 2009 on The History Channel
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

America's myth makers don't like to look into defeats for their heroes. The disaster at Pearl Harbor was such a national humiliation that its chroniclers didn't care to remind the home front of its dead and ravaged. And never mind how hard and how well many of them had fought back, mostly unseen and unhonored. This program repays a debt long outstanding. The special shows that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was so overwhelming in its surprise and force that almost every United States soldier, sailor or Marine that rallied himself to resist it made himself part of a doomed and heroic last stand. It describes how badly these unsung heroes were let down by luck, fate and bureaucracy, shining even brighter light on their valor. The gripping special takes the viewer to the actual locations where unsung heroes fought and died, with live blow-by-blow accounts of the tragedy. The viewer visits the ambushed airfields where a whole air force died on the ground, the string of mooring quays still in place holding the ghosts of sunken battleships, the greatest of the American memorials above the annihilated Arizona ... and the forgotten memorial where the Utah and her crew died with honor. The thundering details of the doomed and epic run for the sea of the Nevada, and the horrific entombment and rescue of sailors in the capsized Oklahoma come out of the mouths of the men who lived that terrible day.moreless
No results found.
No results found.
No results found.

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    Season 1 Episodes

    See All
    Ep 195
    History Made Now: Wheel...
    Ep 194
    Target Earth
    Ep 193
    9/11: Relics from the W...
    Ep 192
    The Secret World of Gold
    Ep 191
    101 Weapons that Change...
    Ep 190
    Ultimate WWII Weapons
    Ep 189
    Killing Zone Atlantic
    Ep 188
    What People Earn: Baseb...
    Ep 187
    What People Earn: Beer,...
    Ep 186
    The Definitive Guide to...
    Ep 185
    Stories from the Road t...
    Ep 184
    Ep 183
    101 Objects that Change...
    Ep 182
    101 Inventions That Cha...
    Ep 181
    2012 the End is Now
    Ep 181
    WW2 From Space
    Ep 180
    WW II From Space
    Ep 179
    Superstorm 2012: Hell A...
    Ep 178
    What's the Earth Worth
    Ep 177
    Lost Magic Decoded
    Ep 176
    How The Earth Made Man
    Ep 175
    Caligula: 1400 Days of ...
    Ep 174
    How Playboy Changed the...
    Ep 174
    Jesse James Blacksmith
    Ep 173
    The Godfather Legacy
    Ep 172
    History Bee