This documentary chronicles the incredible mission and life of Lieutenant Commander Jack Hedrick Taylor, United States Navy Reserve with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in World War II. Captured behind enemy lines, Taylor was incarcerated at Mauthausen concentration camp despite his prisoner of war status. He later testified at the Nuremburg and Dachau war crimes trials. As a 'frogman,' Lt. Cmdr. Taylor was instrumental in the development of some of the first navy commando-style tactics and equipment, and he utilized them on over a dozen missions. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) trace their roots back to Taylor and his fellow frogmen of the OSS Maritime Unit.
Year of Completion: 2014 Production Country: USA Film Language: English Total Runtime: 21 min