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|Genre/Form:||Documentary television programs|
|Named Person:||Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Walter Cronkite; Jack Gage; William D Russell; CBS News.; Woodhaven Entertainment (Firm)
|Notes:||Originally aired on television as CBS TV series.
Special features: digitally remastered from restored prints ; interactive menu.
|Credits:||The first flight of the Wright brothers: edited by Lora Hays ; director of photography, J. Burgi Contner ; written by Dunn Barrie ; directed by Jack Gage ; produced by Charles W. Russell.
The last hours of the Graf Spee: director of photography, Lloyd Ahern ; directed by William D. Russell ; produced by James Fonda ; written by Don Clark and Bernard Girard.
|Performer(s):||Hosted by Walter Cronkite.|
|Target Audience:||Not rated.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, Dolby Digital.|
|Contents:||First flight of the Wright brothers --
Last hours of the Graf Spee.
|Series Title:||CBS DVD|
|Other Titles:||Two dramatic flights|
The last hours of the Graf Spee: December 17th, 1939. The Graf Spee, a Nazi battleship, attempts to claim a 10th victim off the coast of South America when it is attacked by three British ships. The heavily damaged ship docks in the neutral port of Montevideo, Uruguay causing Uruguay to become the political focal point of the world. After burying 36 sailors, Germany must decide whether to allow their famous fighting ship to be interned by Uruguay, flee into the open sea and risk attack or scuttle her.