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The Last Corvette

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The Sackville, a forty-year-old corvette, did escort duty during World War II, accompanying slow-moving supply convoys across the Atlantic. Former members of the crew reminisce about the close calls, the hardship of being bounced around in heavy seas, the dubious quality of the food, and the shore leave. Old war songs and film footage recall a time when death was an accepted part of a great adventure, the adventure that was World War II.

1979, 27 min 50 s