'Navy Seals: Their Untold Story'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)
Overview: Few know the story of how the U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) became the renowned warriors of today. Without them, much of world history would have been written differently, from the beaches of Normandy to the Pacific theater, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
DVD Verdict: Unexpectedly, from my point of view, Director Carol L. Fleisher gets a lot of men on camera telling stories that start with the D-Day demolition team and cover the entire pre-history of the SEALs and carry on through the Vietnam war and up through the ‘80s. There’s as much context as can be fit into a two hour-slot. Narrated by Gary Sinise, the film gives valuable context to America’s current fascination with the SEALs.
Despite the attention paid to the U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since their daring take down of Osama bin Laden, few know the story of how the first U.S. Navy frogmen became the renowned warriors of today. 'Navy Seals: Their Untold Story' details their fascinating transformation and the people who made this story happen. Discover how these clandestine commandos morphed with evolving threats from Hitler to bin Laden.
The Navy's first special warfare units date back to World War II, and, without them, much of U.S. and world history would have been written differently, from the beaches of Normandy to the Pacific theater, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Through firsthand accounts and never-before-seen footage, this unprecedented documentary recounts many of the ticking-clock missions of the "Commandos of the Deep." This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.