- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 20, 1998
Some are massive, cavernous transport ships that bring armored vehicles across the seas to land on enemy shores. Others are small, fast boats perfect for bringing shock troops in under cover of darkness. All together, the varied and unusual ships of the "Gator Navy" are among the most potent and important warships afloat.
From the landings at D-Day to the Gulf War, AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS traces the development and revisits the battles fought by these GREAT SHIPS. See how the primitive designs of an earlier era were hastily refined during World War II, then watch footage of the assault on Normandy, where the landing craft proved their value to the world. Marine engineers and naval architects detail the advances that have transformed these vessels in the years since D-Day, and sailors and soldiers talk about the teamwork that is absolutely essential to their successful use. And go aboard modern vessels for an up-close look at how far AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS have come.