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The History Channel will be on the Old Dominion University campus Tuesday, Oct. 29, to interview Carl Boyd, eminent scholar and Louis I. Jaffé Professor of History, for a documentary on submarines.

Co-author of "The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II," Boyd will be interviewed on camera and will also serve as an historical consultant for the documentary. The interview, part of a series entitled "Silent Service," will be featured in an episode on the history of Japanese submarines, including submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, modern Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the Japanese Navy's submarine service's origins that go back to early Holland submarines.

An Old Dominion faculty member since 1975, Boyd is an expert in intelligence and strategic studies, naval and military history, and international relations. He is the author of "American Command of the Sea Through Carriers, Codes and the Silent Service: World War II and Beyond" (1995), "Hitler's Japanese Confidant: General Oshima Hiroshi and MAGIC Intelligence, 1941-1945" (1993) and "The Extraordinary Envoy: General Hiroshi Oshima and Diplomacy in the Third Reich, 1934-1939" (1980). Boyd has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship for 1999-2000, and has served as a consultant for the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Postal Service and the Mariners' Museum.

This article was posted on: October 29, 2002

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