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Smithsonian Channel to Air World War I Battleship Doc


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Lost Ships: The Hunt for the Kaiser’s Superfleet, a documentary special from TVT Productions, is slated to land on Smithsonian Channel in the U.K. and U.S.

About an underwater search to find the location of a fleet of infamous German battleships sunk in 1914 off the Falklands Islands, Lost Ships: The Hunt for the Kaiser’s Superfleet is led by the Falklands-born underwater archaeologist Mensun Bound. In the doc, Bound attempts to locate the iconic vessels, including the SMS Scharnhorst, which were sunk by the British Navy during one of the first great sea battles of World War I. CGI graphics, underwater footage and archive provide the backstory in the special as it documents the race against time to locate the wrecks.

Lost Ships: The Hunt for the Kaiser’s Superfleet is a TVT Production in association with Polestar Pictures. The program was produced with funding from The Falkland Maritime Heritage Trust.

Executive Producer Charles Thompson said: “Lost Ships: The Hunt for the Kaiser’s Superfleet is a riveting story of the culmination of one man’s childhood dream to find a lost fleet of the world’s most fearsome battleships. Using state of the art technology and battling some of the planet’s worst conditions, it reveals hidden secrets of one of the most famous sea battles in history.”

David Royle, chief programming officer for Smithsonian Channel, said: “Smithsonian Channel prides itself on bringing world exclusives to its audiences and we are delighted to bring the complete story of this remarkable discovery to television for the first time.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]

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