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Victory At Sea - Episode 1 - Design for War

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7/1/2015
German U-boats blockade England, sinking British, Canadian and US merchant ships that brave the hostile to supply the beleaguered island nation. America answers the call for help by supplying warships with the Lend Lease Act and begins a massive shipbuilding program and hasty industrial preparation for our entry into the war.
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Victory at Sea

2015

In the fall of 1951 the NBC-Television executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver asked the well-known Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, "If you were approached to do some work for the United States Navy, we'd like your assurance that you wouldn't refuse to consider it." "Well, of course I wouldn't refuse to consider an offer from the United States Navy," Rodgers replied. It was six years after the end of World War II.

"The work" was writing the score for a 26-part television series titled "Victory at Sea." Rodgers initially feared he could not do the project justice but eventually agreed to take it on. He stipulated that, since the US government was involved, the first run of the series was not to make any money for either himself or NBC. The network agreed but recovered its production costs many times over through subsequent commercial airings, syndications and spinoffs. The latter included marketing Rodgers' recorded score through the network's parent company, RCA, and the production of a hit single, "No Other Love," which emerged from the score. The song was actually from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Me and Juliet," but the music was based on the instrumental "Beneath the Southern Cross" from "Victory at Sea."

After first completing work on the 1951 Broadway musical production The King and I, Rodgers began composing the background music for the 13-hour "Victory at Sea" series. According to Rodgers, this period was challenging (especially as he had grown used to composing music by setting Oscar Hammerstein's already written lyrics) but was also one of the most satisfying times of his life.

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