Amazing WWII graveyard revealed

Date: 1/10/2008

Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon’s graveyard of the Japanese wartime fleet is revealed for the first time. It shows the full scale of America’s vengeance, 12 times more destructive than the infamous attack on America’s Navy base at Pearl Harbour. (70 ships were sunk with very few survivors) The death toll is believed to be near 3,000. A top underwater TV team explored the Japanese ships in one of the most ambitious TV projects ever undertaken by the BBC Natural History Unit. ‘It is perhaps the last great journey of exploration on the planet,’ says Dale Templar, series producer of prime-time documentary Pacific Abyss. The expedition undertook some of the deepest and most dangerous diving ever attempted by a TV crew.

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