U.S. Navy WWII Radar Movie “Conquest of the Night”
Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies’ great weapons developments — radar. Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship. The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the enemy ship is sunk. The film states that future developments of radar depend on money from the sale of Victory bonds….