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Title As It Happened: The Body Hunters: The Iron Coffin - Ep 2 Of 3 / Director: Robinson, Tim
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2009
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Description 1 streaming video file (47 min. 27 sec.) ; 286260015 bytes
Summary The USS Monitor, which was the pride of the Union's navy, sank in rough seas in 1862. Recent technological advances have enabled its recovery from the bottom of the ocean. To the surprise of the salvage team, two skeletons were found in its gun turret. We go through the chronology of events that took place on the Monitor, from the moment the sailors boarded it through to its unforgettable battle with the jewel of the Confederate frigates, the Merrimack, until it sank off the North Carolina coast. All the details were meticulously recorded by the ship's paymaster William Frederick Keeler, making him the ship's unofficial biographer. Ever since the Monitor was salvaged, attempts to identify the two mysterious sailors have been going on. (From the UK, in English) (Documentary Series)
Event Broadcast 2009-12-10 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject American Civil War (1861-1865)
Battle casualties.
Human skeleton.
Monadnock (Iron-hulled monitor)
Shipwrecks.
Warships.
North Carolina.
Form Streaming video
Author Ewing, Mark, contributor
Ewing, Martha, contributor
Johnston, Jeff, contributor
Mindell, David, contributor
Praed, Michael, cast
Robinson, Tim, director
Smolenyak, Megan, contributor