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USS Indianapolis

USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter

Special | 1h 25m 37s | WETA Passport

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In July 1945, the USS Indianapolis has just delivered “Little Boy” – the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima – when she is sunk by a Japanese sub. 300 sailors go down with her, and the 900 survivors drift for four and a half days, battling the sun, thirst, sharks, and their own fear. Ultimately, only 316 of them are pulled from the sea alive.

Aired: 01/08/19 | Expires: 01/07/26 | Rating: TV-PG

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