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Hell Below: Atlantic Showdown

Full Episode | 46:00

A Nazi U-boat unintentionally cruises right into a large Allied convoy in March 1943. It is a lucky accident that sets the stage for the largest convoy battle of World War II. Relive the unexpected showdown that will turn the tide of the war.

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A Nazi U-boat heading back for repairs unintentionally cruises right into the middle of a large Allied convoy on March 16, 1943. It is a lucky accident that sets the stage for the largest convoy battle of World War II. Relive this momentous chapter in the war for the Atlantic, an intense game of chess pitting Admiral Karl Donitz's wolf pack against a battered British Navy. It's a three-day showdown with unparalleled violence and unexpected outcomes that will turn the tide of the war.

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