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ENDORSED BY USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS
By Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic
New York Times Bestseller
VOTED #1 HISTORY BOOK OF 2018 BY AMAZON.COM EDITORS
For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II—and the fifty-year fight to exonerate the captain after a wrongful court martial.
Based on new primary sources and interviews with 107 survivors, Vincent and Vladic reveal the untold stories of the crew left adrift for five days in the Philippine Sea as they battled dehydration, sharks, insanity, and each other; the Army spy who shepherded the bomb aboard Indianapolis; the hidden history of the Top Secret ULTRA program that could have saved the ship; and the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice. In this powerfully emotional account—unfolding against the larger war and the historic actions of titans of the era—the USS Indianapolis and its heroic crew come to full, vivid, unforgettable life.
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USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Documentary, 2019. Run Time 90 min.
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Indianapolis' final resting place remains a mystery for more than seven decades, until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovers the ship in August 2017, 18,000 feet below the surface of the sea.
Now the story is told as we reconstruct the ship's heroic legacy, her dramatic final moments, and the discovery of the wreck site.
Aired: 01/08/19 on PBS
LIVE FROM THE DEEP
Documentary, 2017. Run Time 56 min.
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Through a one-hour live exploration, USS Indianapolis Live - From the Deep gave viewers a tour of the wreckage from the World War II vessel that has rested at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean since its sinking in 1945. Produced for PBS by Vulcan Productions, Inc. and Miles O’Brien Productions, LLC,
Aired Live on 09/13/17
USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE LEGACY
Documentary, 2016. Run Time 98 min.
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The story of the greatest sea disaster in U.S. Navy History, told for the first time by only the men who lived it. In the most top secret Navy mission of World War II, the crew of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis delivers components of the atomic bomb to Tinian island. Four days later, two Japanese torpedoes sink the ship in the Challenger Deep, triggering an epic tale of survival. For 5 days.
Released Memorial Day 2016
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OUT OF THE DEPTHS
by USS Indianapolis Survivor & Marine, Edgar Harrell
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Like so many stories surrounding World War II where fact is stranger than fiction, Out of the Depths is a terrifying firsthand account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Navy cover-up that led to the bizarre court-martial and eventual exoneration of its captain. Marine survivor Edgar Harrell vividly describes the horrors of being plagued by sharks, hypothermia, severe dehydration and salt-water hallucinations, and the crew's heart wrenching struggle to survive the greatest catastrophe at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy—a truly riveting story of survival, political intrigue and faith in the providence of God.
ONLY 316 SURVIVED
by the USS Indianapolis Survivors
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The personal accounts, written in their own words, by the 316 survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Learn about the events as they transpired, from their time aboard the heavy cruiser, earning 10 battle stars, through the sinking, up until their joint efforts to help exonerate their beloved Captain, and what many are doing today.
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