- 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: February 20, 2002
From Normandy to Kuwait, follow the Navy's unsung heroes through sixty years of action.
Their slogan says it all: "We Build, We Fight." They are the SEABEES, more formally known as the Naval Construction Battalions, and they have played a key role in America's military since the Second World War.
DANGEROUS MISSIONS tells the complete story of these specialized troops, from their formation in the early days of WWII to recent missions in conflicts like the Gulf War and Bosnia. Find out why the Seabees initial recruits were much older than most soldiers, and visit some of the hundreds of Pacific Islands where they constructed airstrips, roads, housing and other infrastructure vital to the victory in World War II. And see how Seabees have remained active in peacetime, building bases in places like Diego Garcia and providing invaluable construction and engineering assistance throughout the world.
Extensive footage and interviews with past and current Seabees makes this an authoritative chronicle of this unique force.