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The Battle of Midway (1999)

Director: Thomas F. Horton, Thomas F. Horton
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Studio: Delta
Genre: Documentary, Military, WWII
Running Time: 52 min.
Languages: English
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The historical documentary Battle of Midway travels back to 1942 to investigate the reasons for the United States' ill-prepared entrance into the Pacific front of World War II. It explores how and why the United States became victors in The Battle of Midway, a naval endeavor that somehow, despite the U.S. possessing a fraction of the artillery, gunships, fighter planes and naval carriers that the Japanese carroed, and despite scores of inexperienced pilots, enabled the United States to turn the tide against Japan. A combination of interviews with veterans and rare and precious archival footage establish the historical backdrop of this event, while computer-generated animated maps trace the location, strategies, and progress of the battle itself. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

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