Information around the Internet - Videos

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There are a number of suppliers for videos: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, etc.
Also see the Bibliography for more videos.

[VHS box] The movie "Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack" is narrated by Edwin R. Newman. 1988. 30 minutes ($10)


[VHS box] WGBH & Nova team up to produce "Lincoln's Secret Weapon" about the Monitor. 2000 ($20)

Join an elite team of Navy divers attempting to retrieve priceless artifacts of naval history and discover the fascinating secrets of the USS Monitor's short-but-significant military service during the Civil War.


Civil War Journal set 1 A&E offers a 6 video Civil War Journal Set 1 including one video (#3, the only one not available separately at Amazon) on the Monitor vs. the CSS Virginia. Narrated by Danny Glover. (Historical consultant William C. Davis (see Bibliography).)

VHS 695 minutes. ($100). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.IMDb


[VHS box] Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War V. 1. I haven't seen the movie but its cover shows the Monitor and the Virginia. Narrated by Charlton Heston. 1992. $27


Ironclads Ironclads. A&E offers a Great Ships episode "Ironclads" from the History Channel.

VHS 50 minutes. ($20). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.


Raise The Monitor Raise the Monitor. A&E offers this Special Presentations video about the efforts to raise some of the USS Monitor to save her from deterioration.

VHS 100 minutes ($30). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.


Naval Guns Naval Guns. A&E video about the development of naval guns from the days of Ships-of-the-Line to current weapons. Includes development of guns such as used on the Monitor and Virginia.

VHS 50 minutes ($20). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.


Sea Power set

A&E offers a Sea Powers set of three videos that includes "The First Ironclads". I haven't seen this, but A&E indicates it uses computer animation to recreate the vessels and engagements.

VHS, 300 minutes ($60). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.



Guns of the Civil War

A&E offers a Tale of the Guns: Guns of the Civil War video.

VHS, 50 minutes ($30). Click on image to get to the A&E store for more details.


[VHS box]In 1991 Delbert Mann directed a made-for-TV movie, "Ironclads" for Turner Home Entertainment. (Not recommended: Some facts were thrown into this movie but it is fiction that wants you to think it is real.) 1991. 94 minutes. IMDb


"Hearts In Bondage" (1936) The Civil War battle between the ships Monitor and Merrimac serves as the backdrop for this adventure/drama. Starring James Dunn, Mae Clarke, David Manners, Charlotte Henry, George Hayes and Smiley Burnette. Directorial debut of Lew Ayers. 72 Minutes. Apparently the story was heavily fictionalized. You can download the movie for free. Available from 1stVideo.com. See stills from the movie with this review.IMDb


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