Assault on America: The Battle for Torpedo Junctio
The Military History collection is the most extensive collection of hundreds of hard-to-find military history programs - past, present and future. The Battle for Torpedo Junction gives both a personal and historical perspective to one of America's closest brushes with World War II. Following the United States entrance into the war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the German Navy launched submarines to attack and destroy the wartime shipping operation off the East Coast. The Germans anticipated the U.S. lack of preparedness for their assault and capitalized using just a handful of U-boats to sink more Allied tonnage off the East Coast, than the entire Japanese Navy could claim in the Pacific. Take a personal look at the German U-boat war on the East Coast. Visit with the witnesses and victims of the carnage and German submariners as they share their experiences of World War II. Find out why the East Coast was called torpedo alley and visit the bones of the U352 as she lies in 120' of water 26 miles off the North Carolina coast.