Drain The Oceans
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The Battle for the Black Swan+
The largest treasure ever found underwater makes headlines worldwide, but soon, attention turns to who really owns the half-billion dollar treasure of the mysteriously code-named 'Black Swan'? Fearing one of their most prized historical treasures has been uncovered, the Kingdom of Spain takes on salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration for the treasure. As the two sides fight it out in a Tampa court, it soon becomes clear that not all is what is seems..
This unusual and surprising episode about the archaeology of film making addresses one big and fascinating question. During the tumultuous decades of the 1920s and 30s, amid the greatest financial crisis in history, how did Hollywood capture the world’s imagination and establish one of America’s most successful industries?
The Wild West+
Hollywood’s version of the Wild West is pure fiction. So what was frontier life really like? The wreck of a 19th-century steamboat yields case after case of expensive Champagne; the Little Bighorn battleground sheds light on the nature of General Custer’s defeat; and a crumbling Californian mining town reveals a major part of its society is almost forgotten.Next ShowingWednesday 10 November at 19:15 CATOn National GeographicNext ShowingThursday 11 November at 00:25 CATOn National Geographic
From the earliest colonization attempts to now, hurricanes have wreaked havoc along the North American coast. Exploring the wreckage reveals surprising truths about the continent's history. Through the remnants of a 16th century Spanish galleon, a mysterious pile of revolutionary era cannons, and hundreds of submerged New York subway cars, scientists are uncovering how hurricanes have shaped America's past - and how they might impact its future.Next ShowingWednesday 17 November at 19:15 CATOn National GeographicNext ShowingThursday 18 November at 00:25 CATOn National Geographic
The Great Barrier Reef+
We think of the Great Barrier Reef as an iconic tropical paradise, but it has a dark side. Archaeologists attempt to solve the mysterious sinking of Australia’s “Titanic”. An ROV dives to the bottom of the reef revealing its violent birth and evolution. And the demise of an 18th Century British warship links the Reef to the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty
Sea of Secrets+
A sea of secrets, myth, legends and great empires, ships have sailed the Black Sea for millennia. Its deepest waters is devoid of life, preserving shipwrecks that provide a window into its rich history. Draining the Black Sea unlocks secrets of an ancient ghost of the deep; how a naval fleet was pulverized in just 30 minutes; and will also reveal the final resting place of Hitler’s lost U-boat.
The First Americans+
At the end of the last Ice Age, the first humans migrated into the Americas. Some believe they travelled overland, but now archaeologists are looking to the coast. And what does a 13,000-year-old skeleton found in the Mexican jungle tell us about these people and their world? By draining ta deep, underground cave, we reveal the new science rewriting the epic story of the first humans to live in the New WorldNext ShowingWednesday 3 November at 19:20 CATOn National GeographicNext ShowingThursday 4 November at 00:25 CATOn National Geographic
Drain The Atomic Ghost Fleet+
Using the latest sonar technology, a hi-tech expedition maps Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to reveal the world's only nuclear battlefield. Telling the story of USA's atomic experiments and the warships they destroyed - including a submarine and a mighty aircraft carrier. This is the explosive story of the dawn of the Nuclear Age, and the birth of the Cold War. ?
Drain Egypt's Sunken City+
Historic texts tell of a mighty Ancient Egyptian city in the Nile delta. Celebrated as a trade hub and visited by Greek gods it mysteriously disappears from history in the 2nd century BC. After 2000 years existing only in legend we drain away the waters of the Mediterranean to reveal this metropolis in all its former glory. Using cutting edge technology and archeological data to finally unravel the mystery behind its extraordinary rise to international fame and the terrifying events that led to its destruction.
Drain The Battle of Britain+
In the summer of 1940 adolf hitlers nazis have conquered france, just 20 miles of sea seperates his army and his next target, great britain. The mighty luftwaffe is sent to bomb britain into submission, destroy the royal airforce and prepare for seaborne invasion. Now we can uncover the wrecks of planes and ships that reveal the truth how britain stood firm against the nazi raiders and defeated hitler in the battle of britain.
Drain The Viking Seas+
There may be as many as one hundred thousand vessels lying on the floor of the Baltic sea, but perhaps the most spectacular of those is the battleship the Mars, which vanished over 450 years ago on just the second day of her career at sea. Shrouded in legend, this ship has recently been discovered off the coast of Sweden and is proving that she more than lives up to the many myths that surround her.
Drain The American Revolution+
In lakes and rivers of the modern United States, teams of explorers are discovering forgotten shipwrecks from the American Revolution. By combing their data with cutting-edge computer-graphics the water is drained away to reveal them to light of the day after 240 years at the bottom. The modern investigation into the wrecks details reveals startling new evidence about a nation's against-all-odds battle for independence.
Drain America's Last Slave Ship+
Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the crucial component in the Atlantic Slave Trade: the slave ship. An armoured, floating fortress operating for over four centuries, capturing and transporting over 12 million Africans, who were sold and forced to work in brutal conditions in the New World. By draining we reveal the cruel technology on-board, gain an insight into the horrific conditions and ID a wreck in Alabama that could be the last ever slave ship to bring Africans to American soil.
Drain Raiders of The Civil War+
The American Civil War stretched far beyond the battlefield, into American rivers, along coastlines, and out into the world's oceans. Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of submerged evidence of the Civil War's forgotten battlegrounds. Scientific data combines with computer graphics to drain the waters and investigate a conflict that re-wrote the rules of warfare forever.
Drain Pirate Ships of The Caribbean+
Of all the seas in all the world, the Caribbean is the most famous for pirates. Uncovering long lost shipwrecks reveals the true story of their exploits - from Henry Morgan's daring raid on the Spanish Main to the final weeks of the legendary Blackbeard - and tells us how the Caribbean's unique position at the crossroads of empire turned it into the ultimate pirate sea.
Draining Lake Michigan uncovers Chicago's secret history. The latest sonar technology exposes a catastrophe that kills 300, solves a tragic Christmas mystery, uncovers a game-changing naval training programme from World War 2 and reveals an engineering marvel that stops the fastest growing city in the world from choking to death. Chicago's spectacular story is all about ambition and risk - only sometimes those risks end in disaster.
Drain The Last Wrecks of WWII+
A hi-tech underwater scan reveals tragic WW2 ship sunk at sea. The wreckage from one of Hitler's U-boats continues to leave a poisonous Nazi legacy behind. Japan turns to desperate measures as Kamikaze pilot's attack the US Navy. The American military, determined to win the Pacific War, rush the latest bomber into battle.
Secrets of D-Day+
Using the latest sonar technology, a unique expedition to map sunken Allied vessels off the Normandy Coast reveals stunning images from beneath the waves. There are over a hundred shipwrecks in the English Channel of the landing craft and ships that took part in the greatest amphibious Invasion Fleet ever assembled. As the water drains away, we reveal extraordinary, secret technology deployed by both the Allies and the Nazis in the battle for western Europe. The outcome of that conflict changes our world forever.
Secrets of The Spanish Armada+
Spain's attempted conquest of England fails when the Armada is defeated. By draining the ocean we reveal how the English then stole ship technology to build their own empire.
The world's first stealth weapon, the U-Boat, takes on the might of the Royal Navy. Sinking 12m tons of shipping, they almost win the war. Fighting back changes the rules of naval warfare. Draining the Oceans reveals the story.
Secrets of The Civil War+
The land battles of the American Civil War are well known, but it's the war on the seas that shaped the outcome of the war. Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of Civil War secrets, hidden deep underwater. Scientific data combines with computer graphics to drain the oceans to investigate the lost wrecks of the war.
Buried Secrets of The Gold Rush+
The Hidden Ships of the Gold Rush drains the streets of San Francisco, the Sacramento River and the icy wastes of the Klondike, northern Canada, to tell the true story of nineteenth-century gold mania. In the race to be first to the gold fields hundreds of thousands of people from across the world head West. Risks are run, countless men, women and children die, fortunes are made and lost - and amid it all, the modern-day United States is born.
Lost Nukes of The Cold War+
For over fifty years the world's two greatest superpowers, the United States and Soviet Union, pour their resources into a terrifying array of doomsday weapons and military machines. The Cold War is the world's first nuclear armed confrontation. Remarkably, it's also the greatest clandestine war in the history of mankind - conducted in secret beneath the waves. Now, with access to daring expeditions, precision data and classified information, we use ground-breaking computer-generated-images to drain the ocean and reveal the shocking secrets of the nuclear-armed Cold War.
Secrets of New York City+
The latest sonar technology reveals shipwrecks as never seen before. As water and land drain away: a secret beneath Manhattan's skyline, an earth-shattering feat of engineering, a record-breaking icon and a casualty of WWI stealth warfare. Examining these hidden giants can explain New York City's meteoric rise to bustling world metropolis. A city that can't be kept down, forever pushing forward, with true grit and determination.
Thai Cave Rescue+
Drain the Oceans conducts the first accurate 3D survey of the Thai Cave. It reveals new insights into the life and death mission to save 12 boys from the flooded cave.
Pacific War Megawrecks+
An expedition searches for the iconic wrecks of the Battle of the Pacific, including the ship that delivered the Hiroshima bomb, USS Indianapolis.
Hitler's Killer Warships+
The story of Hitler's vision to conquer the world using his high-tech battleships. Drain the Oceans reveals the rise and fall of the Third Reich's deadly fleet.
Secrets of Loch Ness+
Drain the Oceans solves one of the world's great mysteries - the identity of the Loch Ness Monster. Comparisons with the deepest lake on Earth - Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia, combined with military-grade scanning technology and a sonar curtain drawn across its entire surface - the plug is pulled on Scotland's famous loch. As the waters drain away, much more than a monster is revealed.
London's Secret History+
London is one of the most powerful cities on earth. Draining the Oceans reveals the story of the city's meteoric rise.
Over the last century, a new breed of ocean giant has emerged. Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the biggest wrecks ever sunk beneath the seas. New scientific data combines with cutting-edge computer graphics to drain the oceans to investigate the world's most awe-inspiring wrecks.
Drain the Oceans unlocks the secrets of how the Japanese Empire rose to power in the Pacific and how it harnessed superior technology turning that devastating firepower against the Allies. It reveals hidden secrets of a catastrophic attack on Australia that gave Japan control of the region and how its extraordinary tactics brought the British Empire to its knees.
Rise of The Roman Empire+
Drain the Oceans unlocks the secrets of how the Roman Empire controlled the seas of the Ancient world and how it harnessed the power of volcanoes to defy nature itself. It reveals the extraordinary secrets of one of the oldest shipwrecks in the world, and unearths a port lost for centuries under Italian soil.
The Pacific Ring of Fire - an underwater hotbed of volcanoes, mega-quakes and giant tsunamis. 500 million people live in ever-present danger along its edges. Combining CGI with cutting-edge ocean-mapping technology we drain the Pacific Ocean to reveal the deadly geological forces behind Earth's most destructive natural disasters, and uncover catastrophic threats lying just off the coast of Seattle, Tokyo and New Zealand.
Treasures of The Deep+
For centuries treasure ships sailed the oceans of the world...packed with silver, gold and precious stones. Hunted by pirates. Battered by storms. Threatened by reefs and rocky shores. Around the world, countless treasures and wrecks remain unexplored. Now, new underwater scientific surveys explore the deep oceans, powerful computers turn data in to 3D images, and we can examine sunken treasures in detail from any angle. Draining the oceans throws new light on the richest wrecks in the world.
Gulf of Mexico+
Draining the Gulf of Mexico brings deadly secrets back to the surface, proving beyond doubt that the story of North America - through trade, slavery, war, the oil industry and even the death of the dinosaurs - can only be understood by looking deep below the waves.
Extreme weather patterns have threatened ships and mariners for centuries. The perfect storm?. towering walls of water, powerful winds and churning seas can overwhelm any ship. What brought down the largest haul of Spanish treasure off the coast of Florida? And what's the truth behind the strange disappearance of the mightiest invasion force of ancient times? Drain the Oceans reveals the secrets of Stormy Seas.
Legends of Atlantis+
Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost for centuries under the waves. From mysterious underwater pyramids off the coast of Japan to the fabled city of Atlantis itself. But are these truly ancient sites or simply accidents of geology? Using cutting edge graphics to reveal what's actually lying on the sea-floor, and insight from the world's top marine archaeologists, DRAIN THE OCEANS finds the answers.
America's Sunken Shores+
War...Weather...and human error have led to some of the worst maritime disasters in US history. But imagine if we could empty the oceans, letting the water drain away to reveal these secrets of Americas sea floor. Pearl Harbor, who fired the first shot? What are the dangerous forces that make Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay so deadly? And how did drilling for oil result in one of the biggest environmental disasters in US history? Drained dry we reveal these sunken mysteries along Americas shores.
Mysteries of the China Seas+
The China Seas - the site of the largest naval battles in history, a 700-year-old mystery and technological wonders, both ancient and modern. State-of-the-art sonar technology is combined with the latest CGI to reveal the biggest battleship ever put to sea, an ancient wonder weapon and the underwater threat that could destroy the World Wide Web in an instant.
Egypt's Lost Wonders+
The Nile was once home to the Ancient Egyptians, one the of the greatest civilisations on Earth. Scientific data, combined with computer graphics, can drain the waters - and sand - of Egypt, revealing a lost wonder of the ancient world, monumental fortresses, and the origins of their obsession with the afterlife.
The Battle of Jutland was the most violent sea battle in history, fought in 1916 between the mighty battle fleets of Britain and Germany. After a day of carnage, both sides claimed victory. So who really won? Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of Jutland's secrets, hidden deep underwater. Scientific data combines with computer graphics to drain the North Sea, investigating the mega battleships of World War One and asks what happened to them once the firing was over.
Malaysia Airlines 370+
Where is Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370? CGI reconstruction and unprecedented access to key personnel in sea floor searches reveals the challenges of locating aircraft that go missing in the deep ocean. How did MH370 crash without a trace and why has modern technology failed to pinpoint the wreckage? Drain the Oceans goes inside the longest, most expensive search in commercial aviation history.
Drain The Oceans: Arctic War+
The Arctic: a Cold War battleground hiding remarkable secrets. ‘Camp Century’ was like something out of sci-fi: a US Army base under the Greenland ice cap. Lost and forgotten for 50 years, climate change may bring the camp and its dangerous waste back to the surface. While deep beneath Arctic waters is the ghostly wreck of a long sunk Soviet nuclear submarine that may be leaking radiation. Cutting edge science teams take on these toxic legacies.Next ShowingThursday 28 October at 00:05 CATOn National GeographicNext ShowingThursday 28 October at 12:15 CATOn National Geographic