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Episode 3.3: The Beast Unleashed

It’s 1917 and the German high command has realized that they can’t go on like this. Great Britain must be brought to its knees before the United States will inevitably join the allies. And so the Kaiser bets all his money on the U-boat...

Episode 2.4: John and Simon

John P. Holland and Simon Lake were the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of submarines. They didn’t know it then, but they changed the world. This episode is about these two giants who improved submarines, ironed out all the wrinkles, solved problems...

Episode 2.3: Rise Of The Submarines

We’re in 1870 to 1900: the breakthrough of electric engines, the first time a battleship is torpedoed by a submerged submersible and true submarine frenzy in France. With the efficacy of submarine attack now proven by the CSS Hunley, French...

Episode 2.2: First Blood

Any arguments against the procurement of submersibles ended on February 17, 1864, when Confederate lieutenant Dixon and his crew of eight men in the submersible CSS H.L. Hunley sank the US warship USS Housatonic, outside of Charleston, South...