2002 Aegis Award Winner
In 1942, the United States suffered one of its worst defeats of WWII, not in Europe or the Pacific, but along our nation’s eastern seaboard. Three hundred ninety-seven ships were sunk and more than 5,000 people were killed. For six months, 65 U-boats hunted merchant vessels practically unopposed within view of coastal communities. The greatest concentration of these attacks occurred off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
War Zone features eyewitness accounts of lifesavers, merchant sailors and residents, and describes how life was altered when war was waged on Outer Bankers’ doorsteps. Learn the truth behind decades-old urban legends of German spies, saboteurs, and sympathizers. Viewers will marvel at the courage of a young mother who delivered her newborn son in a lifeboat and how the event marked a turning point in the war of “Torpedo Junction.” Most amazing is the first-hand account of the almost calamitous first engagement between a U-boat and a U.S. Navy destroyer, and the story of the sinking of the U-701, just 22 miles from Hatteras.
War Zone is a story of infamy, irony, and innocence lost.
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