|This DVD contains the uncut 16mm film titled "The Story of Survival", which tells the true story of the USS Franklin, the most heavily damaged ship of WWII to survive. The film begins with flight operations great combat footage leading up to the events of March 19, 1945, during which 724 men were killed and 265 injured. A ton of actual footage of the heavily damaged Franklin burning, exploding, and eventually being brought under control and sailing under her own power, and her triumphant return to NYC.|
|Also, besides being the most heavily damaged ship to survive WWII, she also became the most highly decorated, in terms of medals awarded for heroism during this attack. 2 Medals of Honor, 19 Navy Crosses, 22 Silver Stars, over 100 Bronze Stars, over 100 Letters of Commendation (ribbon), and 989 Purple Hearts.|
|This is a great tribute to the unselfish service and heroism of the Navy men who fought in WWII.|
|Running time: 27 minutes|
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