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MINESWEEPER
1843, 67 min., Black & White, DVD, English
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
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Bill Dawson

Bill Dawson
Bill Dawson is the last living member of the first class of Naval Special Warfare operators. Then known as Naval Combat Demolition Units, they are a predecessor group that evolved into the modern-day Navy SEALs. In his book, Before They Were SEALs They Were Frogs, Bill Dawson provides a rare first person look into the training, personalities and non-classified activities of his unit. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 1943 until the Japanese surrender in 1945.