Doomed Tower At Sea DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 13, 2003
Dive beneath the waters off the coast of New Jersey to visit a tragic relic of the Cold War.
We think of the Cold War as a cloak and dagger conflict, one where victories and losses were measured in politics and prestige. But there were casualties, and the stories behind them deserve to be told.
One of the most tragic tales to emerge from the Cold War took place on January 15th, 1961, when a nor'easter toppled one of the offshore Air Force listening stations known as "Texas Towers" for their resemblance to oil platforms. Designed to scan the skies for Russian bombers, Texas Tower number 4, 80 miles off the New Jersey coast, was a victim of poor design and planning. Though was regarded as an engineering marvel, veterans who served on the tower recall how it swayed in even moderate seas, making life aboard the station, which normally housed 70 men, a constant challenge. With analysis from engineering experts, film clips of life aboard TT#4 during the '50s, and extraordinary footage of the crumbling remains, TIME MACHINE sheds light on an overlooked aspect of the Cold War.