University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Combat at Sea Film Collection, 1952, 1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brazos Productions
Title: Combat at Sea film collection
Dates: 1952, 1992
Abstract: The Combat at Sea film collection, 1952, 1992, comprises Betacam and U-matic video cassettes used by Brazos Production for the Combat at Sea film series, produced for Arts and Entertainment Television in 1992.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02278
Extent: 25 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Combat at Sea film series was a group of individual documentaries spanning the history of naval warfare. Some, if not all, were produced by the Texas-based company Brazos Productions. Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Television broadcast the documentaries beginning in 1992.

The complete series of Victory at Sea is also included in the collection. Originally aired by NBC between 1952 and 1953, Victory at Sea documented naval warfare during the Second World War. The series received numerous awards, including an Emmy in 1954.


Scope and Contents

The Combat at Sea Film Collection, 1952, 1992, comprises Betacam and U-matic video cassettes used by Brazos Production for the Combat at Sea film series, produced for Arts and Entertainment Television in 1992. Although most topics range from the Revolutionary War to the early 1990s, an overwhelming majority of the tapes document U.S. naval warfare during the Second World War. Common World War II topics include Admiral Chester Nimitz and Japanese Naval Marshall General Isoroku Yamamota, U.S. foreign policy, the U.S.S. Yorktown, naval aviation, and "Navy News" from 1989-1990. The collection also contains the complete series Victory at Sea, which documents the battles, personalities and technology of naval warfare during World War II.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Access to some audiovisual formats requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection may be used for educational purposes only; contact repository for more information.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Yamamoto, Isoroku, 1884-1943
Corporate Names
Brazos Productions
United States. Navy
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-5)
Subjects
International relations
Military campaigns
Military history
Naval history
World War (1939-1945)
Places
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Combat at Sea Film Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2005-164

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2005-164/1 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/2 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/3 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/8 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/9 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/10 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/11 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/12 3/4" Umatic
123f. Monitor and Merrimack / Ironclads
124f. National Geographic. Search for the Bismarck, Part I
125f. National Geographic. Search for the Bismarck, Part II
128f. National Archives Transfer. [in 3/4" and Beta]
130f. Biography / Emperor Hirohito. Vol. IV
131f. War from the Air, Part I
132f. War from the Air, Part II
Beta
133f. Why We Fight: Nazi Strike, Part I
134f. Why We Fight: Nazi Strike, Part II
135f. Why We Fight: Battle of Britain, Part I
136f. Why We Fight: Battle of Britain, Part II
137f. Divide and Conquer, Part I
138f. Divide and Conquer, Part II
139f. War Comes to America, Part I
140f. War Comes to America, Part II
141f. War Comes to America, Part III
143f-144f. Yamamoto [in 3/4" and Beta]
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2005-164/13 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/14 3/4" Umatic
145f. Stills - Nimitz
146f. Stills - Togo and Lord Nelson
147f. Stills - Nimitz, various sources
148f. Stills - Nimitz, Yamamoto, Price of Admirality
Beta
149f. The Warriors of World War II: Admiral William Halsey
150f. The Warriors of World War II: Admiral Chester Nimitz
151f. Stills - Midway
152f. Stills - Nimitz Museum, Take 1 of 2
153f. Stills - Nimitz Museum, Take 2 of 2
154f. Naval Combat: Nimitz; Nimitz's Texas Picnic
155f. Nimitz: Texas to Tokyo Bay [in 3/4" and Beta]
156f. Nimitz's Texas Picnic
157f. Stills - Yamamoto and Nimitz
158f. Stills - Yamamoto and Nimitz
3/4" Umatic
213b. War at Sea: Sea War
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2005-164/15 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/16 3/4" Umatic
214a. Pacific Milk Run
267a. AAF Weekly, #93 and #91
267b. AAF Weekly, #91, photography flights
284a. What Price Iwo Jima, Part I
284b. What Price Iwo Jima, Part II
331a. Combat Bulletin, #45, World War II
331b. Combat Bulletin, #27, World War II
422a. Wings over Water, Part 1 of 3
422b. Wings over Water, Part 2 of 3
423. Wings over Water
445b. The Fleet that Came to Stay; Fighting Lady Speaks
Beta
451. Fightin' Lady, Hour 1
452. Fightin' Lady, Hour 2
453. Fightin' Lady, Hour 3
3/4" Umatic
515. Navy News This Week
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2005-164/17 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/18 Beta
521. National Archives
522. National Archives
3/4" Umatic
534a. Another Time, Another Place, Part I
534b. Another Time, Another Place, Part II
601f. Victory at Sea I: Design for War: Battle for the Atlantic
602f. Victory at Sea II: The Pacific Boils Over: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
603f. Victory at Sea III: Sealing the Breach: Anti-Sub Warfare, 1941 1943
604. Japanese Victories and Midway
604f. Victory at Sea IV: Midway is East: Japanese Victories and Midway
605f. Victory at Sea V: Mediterranean Mosaic: Gibraltar Allied Attack on Malta
606f. Victory at Sea VI: Guadal Canal [3/4" and Beta]
607f. Victory at Sea VII: Rings Around Rabaul: Struggle for the Solomon Islands [3/4" and Beta]
608f. Victory at Sea VIII: Mayinostur: Commander of the Mediterranean
609f. Victory at Sea IX: Sea in the Sand: Invasion of Africa, 1942-1943
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2005-164/19 Combat at Sea film collection
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2005-164/20 3/4" Umatic
610f. Victory at Sea X: Beneath the Southern Cross
611f. Victory at Sea XI: The Magnetic North
612f. Victory at Sea XII: Carrier Warfare in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands
613f. Victory at Sea XIII: Melonesian Nightmare: New Guinea Campaign.
614f. Victory at Sea XIV: Roman Renaissance: Sicily and the Italian Campaign
615f. Victory at Sea XV: D-Day: Normandy
616f. Victory at Sea XVI: Killers and the Kill: Victory in the Atlantic, 1943-1945
617f. Victory at Sea XVII: The Turkey Shoot: Conquest of the Marianas
618f. Victory at Sea XVIII: Two if by Sea: Peleliu and Angaur
619f. Victory at Sea XIX: Battle for Leyte Gulf.
620f. Victory at Sea XX: Return of the Allies: Liberation of the Philippines
621f. Victory at Sea XXI: Full Fathom Five: U.S. Subs, 1941-1945
622f. Victory at Sea XXII: The Fate of Europe: Black Sea, South of France, Surrender
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2005-164/21 Combat at Sea film collection
3/4" Umatic
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2005-164/22 623f. Victory at Sea XXIII: Target Suribachi: Iwo Jima
624f. Victory at Sea XIV: The Road to Mandalay: China, Burma, India, and Indian Ocean
625f. Victory at Sea XV: Suicide for Glory: Okinawa
626f. Victory at Sea XVI: Design for Peace: Surrender of Japan and Aftermath of War
795a. Shots from Vella Lavella and Munda
817a. Navy News, November 18, 1989
817b. Navy News, November 18, 1989
831. Navy News This Week, December 30, 1989
961. Navy News, January 25, 1990
1073. Navy News This Week, September 30, 1990 (Battleship Wisconsin)
1076. Admiralty Islands to Surrender of Tokyo; MacArthur Liberates Manilla; Iwo Jima/Japanese Surrender
1187a. Nuclear Navy
1189c. Navy Screen Highlights, 1959
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2005-164/23 1193a. Outstanding Combat Footage and World at Peace
1196a. History of U.S. Foreign Relations
1196b. History of U.S. Foreign Relations, Part II
1203a. Battle of Leyte
1204a. The Ship that Wouldn't Die, Part I
1204b. The Ship that Wouldn't Die, Part II
1205. Film Rep. Late 30's: Carriers, Landing in Sicily, Vietnamese Patrol Boats
1211a. History of U.S. Foreign Relations: Youth to Maturity
1211b. History of U.S. Foreign Relations: Road to Independence
1167. Above and Beyond the Call of Duty, Part II
1274a. Crusade in the Pacific, First Half: Up the Solomon Ladder, Attack Central Pacific
1274b. Crusade in the Pacific, Second Half: Attack Central Pacific, War at Sea
1301a. Biography of Admiral Nimitz
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2005-164/24 1301a. Biography of Admiral Nimitz
1301b. Fleets of Being
1306a. Fox Movietone News Reels
1306b. The Changing Face of Communism: Eastern Europe
1309. War at Sea: The American Dreadnought
1311a. Home from the Sea: A Day in Boot Camp, Part I
1311b. A Day in Boot Camp, Part II; Ring of Valor
1313b. Sea Power: Traditions Old/New
1320a. Victory at Sea, Part II, Edited A/V Library Version
1320b. Victory at Sea, Part II, Edited A/V Library Version
1332a. Polaris to Poseidon
1332b. The Attack Carrier
1334a. The Thunder Stealers
Beta
1309. The American Dreadnought
3/4" Umatic
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2005-164/25 1334b. Floating Drydocks: The Dock for Fleet Repairs
1335a. History of the U.S. Navy, War of Independence, 1775-1783
1339a. Naval Aviation Team, Sea Warriors
1339b. Story of Naval Aviation
1341. Origins of the Motion Picture, black and white, 1955
Great American Stock #1
Great American Stock #2, Reel 2
Great American Stock #2
Great American Stock, Reel 1
Great American Stock, Reel 2
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2005-164/26 World War II Navy Material, Tape 1
C.V. Great American Stock, World War II Navy Material, Tape 1
Credit sequence master, End title music, Main title with credits
Unidentified tapes [2 tapes]
Beta
1136. The Fighting Lady, First half
1137. The Fighting Lady, Second half