Radio: Victory by Installments

NBC proudly calls its dramatic naval history of World War II "a teledocumentary film." Victory at Sea (Sun. 3 p.m., E.S.T., NBC), in 26 half-hour installments, is an ably edited series winnowed from 60 million feet of film in the archives of ten nations. Produced by NBC especially for television, with the cooperation of the U.S. Navy, Victory boasts a brilliant 13-hour score by Composer Richard (South Pacific) Rodgers, whose music is often the only description the action needs. The narration is thus as prudently sparse as it is stirring.

Victory's first chapter, called Design for War, shows the first feeble, then...

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