- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 1, 1999
The U.S. Navy Seals officially came into being in 1962. But their origins stretch back to World War II.
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY SEALS tells the story of the men and missions that laid the groundwork for the SEALS. Find out about the NCDU (Naval Combat Demolition Units) founded by Draper L. Kauffman on May 6, 1943. See how they paved the way for the invasion of Normandy, clearing a 30-mile wide path for the invasion force that followed. But they paid a high price for their success--over half the NCDU forces were killed in action. Another special force, the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) helped clear the way to Pacific islands. In Guam, UDT teams worked around-the-clock and left a calling card on the beach--a hand-painted sign saying: "Welcome Marines from UDT 4."
Filled with combat footage and the recollections of former team members, this program is a fascinating chronicle of the origins of one of the most fabled fighting forces in the world.