HELL BELOW (PART V) Review: Destroyer Killer

Reviewed by Dr. Chuck Steele Read PART I review HERE Read PART III review HERE Episode five of the Smithsonian Channel’s World War II submarine saga, Hell Below, is the series’ second installment showcasing American efforts during the war in the Pacific. Titled the “Destroyer Killer,” this latest chapter deals specifically with Commander Sam Dealey and

HELL BELOW (PART IV) Review: Atlantic Showdown

Reviewed by Steven Dieter Read PART I review HERE Read PART III review NavyHistory.org. Go to the official Smithsonian website to view the episode guide. Captain Steven Dieter CD MA FRSA is a Public Affairs Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, and an Associate Air Force Historian with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Office of Air Force Heritage

HELL BELOW (PART III) Review: America Strikes Back

Reviewed by Hal Friedman Read PART I review HERE Episode Three of the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary series Hell Below, “America Strikes Back,” is a good rendition of the U.S. submarine service’s role in the Pacific War.  Like all documentaries and other works of history, however, it has both strengths and weaknesses.  I think the

Hell Below (PART I) REVIEW: The Wolfpack

Reviewed by Matthew T. Eng If war is hell, then undersea warfare during the Second World War must be at its centermost point. Smithsonian Channel’s new series Hell Below bring viewers an up-close look at the grit, stale air, and darkness characteristic of undersea warfare during the Second World War. Submariners on both sides of