Battleground: Season 1, Episode 80

The Growler Story (May 27, 2006)

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One of the famed acts of individual heroism during World War II, when Commander Gilmore, fatally wounded, for the last time from the battle-scarred bridge, commanded, "Take 'er down," bringing about the birth of one of Navy's great traditions. A short film originally directed by John Ford for the Chief of Naval Operations, starring Ward Bond and Ken Curtis, and narrated by Dan Dailey. Written By TPC  Less

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