Talk:Victory at Sea

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Untitled[edit]

The link to IMDB is incorrect! It is linked to the 1954 motion picture of the documentary genre -- and not to the 1952 documentary television series of 13 hours length (26 episodes, 30 minutes each).

The TV series was not just ". . . about naval warfare" nor "Salomon learned of the large amounts of film that the warring navies had compiled." There is considerable footage and narration on major land battles of WW II. Some examples are portions of the North African campaigns (British v. Germans and Italians), and the two amphibious invasions in French Northwest Africa, as well as the breakout from Normandy landings, Iwo Jima, Saipan, etc.

Jay, retired naval officer, and amateur historian of WW II.

69.19.14.29 21:40, 22 March 2007 (UTC)w4crypto

  • I corrected this link and removed this article from WikiProject:Films because it does indeed refer to a documentary television series. If anyone takes issue with this they ought to create a separte article for the 1954 film. Gillian416 21:47, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Music credit correction[edit]

Thanks. I made that mistake months ago and was meaning to correct it. I guess the Nelson Riddle reference was another classic show I saw. Elwin Blaine Coldiron 03:54, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


As with many documentaries from that era, the dramatising narrative and musical score may seem odd and irritating to younger viewers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.54.9.68 (talk) 22:02, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Episode list --> Table[edit]

I'm going to work on making the episode list into a table, and also provide links to individual episodes that wiki users can watch, and put in some wikilinks for battles, locations, etc. It might take a little bit, so please bear with me while I get it shipshape. (Pardon the pun.) KConWiki (talk) 02:31, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

public domain[edit]

An unreferenced claim that this series is public domain is made in the article. While there are other web sites repeating this claim, it would be good to offer some definitive evidence of such. Also, there is a Deletion Request on Commons for the title image in the article over this very subject of public domain. – JBarta (talk) 19:24, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Resolved. See here for more info. – JBarta (talk) 02:44, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

musical score[edit]

Searching copyright.gov gives a list of the renewed copyrights on the original musical scores:

D-Day. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088687 1953
Design for peace. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088686 1953
Design for war. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088692 1953
Gilbert and Marshalls. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088689 1953
Guadalcanal march. From Victory at sea. For piano. m Richard Rodgers. RE0000059871 1952
Guadalcanal march. From Victory at sea. m & piano arr. Richard Rodgers. RE0000048125 1952
New killers. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088688 1953
Pearl Harbor. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennet[t] RE0000088685 1953
Roman renaissance. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088691 1953
South Atlantic. From Victory at sea. m Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett. RE0000088690 1953

I noticed they don't quite jive with the score as listed in the article. Maybe there is a difference between the "original" musical score and the score released by RCA? – JBarta (talk) 02:51, 15 March 2013 (UTC)