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Sea Spies
Sea Spies
Actor: Robert D. Ballard
Director: Tom Jennings
Genres: Documentary
NR     2004     0hr 50min

Witness how technology, commerce and conflict have shaped the struggle for supremacy of the seas - not on the surface, but at the very bottom of the ocean. Hosted by Dr. Robert Ballard.


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Actor: Robert D. Ballard
Director: Tom Jennings
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Winstar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/14/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good but maybe not what you expect
A Reader | CA, United States | 03/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The title and description of this video is very misleading. It is NOT about submarine spy missions, submarine operations, or even really about submarine technology. The video is about the history of SOSUS and the technology of sound transmission under water (and how we used it to track Russian subs). It briefly covers a few historical uses of SOSUS such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is short at 50 min but has some extra footage of Cold War era US training films and news reel footage. Ballard was a US Navy submariner during the Cold War."
How We Spied on Soviet Submarine Movements...
Mark S. Hanneman | West Richland, WA | 06/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A benefit of ending the Cold War is the release of previously classified information. Sea Spies provides an insight into how our technology tracked the Soviet submarine threat and unfortunately, how the loathsome traitor John Walker compromised it to the Soviets. Ballard does a great job narrating the film with supporting input from US, British, and Soviet submarine experts. Well worth a viewing!"
History of Submarines
Mark S. Hanneman | 09/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"We did not enjoy this documentary anywhere near as much as we did Steel Boats, Iron Men. Way to much dialogue with Dr. Ballard and not enough boat film."