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CRUSADE IN THE PACIFIC: THE NAVY HOLDS (Black/White, 1951, 24 Minutes.)
A practical, tactical and strategic presentation of the subject, and installment of the famed documentary series which was itself a sequel to the world's first television documentary series.
G. I. DIARY: MIDWAY (Color, 1978, 20 Minutes.)
Exquisite color and colorized films give a realistic and terrible view of the grimness of one of the most improbable and most decisive turning point battles in history. Lloyd Bridges narrates.
BATTLELINE: MIDWAY (Black/White, 1963, 24 Minutes.)
This episode from the epic 1963 documentary series featuring an account from a soldier from each side of a particular battle compares the experiences of an American and Japanese pilot engaged in this first battle between fleets that could not see each other.
VICTORY AT SEA: MIDWAY (Black/White, 1952, 23 Minutess)
An episode of the venerable NBC TV documentary series about World War II naval history which dramatically recounts the turnstile moment when Japan's Pacific conquests ceased and America turned the tide of war against her.
WINSTON CHURCHILL: THE VALIANT YEARS - OUT OF THE EAST (Black/White, 1960, 22 Minutes.)
Narrated by Richard Burton, this installment of the 1960 television series based on Winston Churchill's book "The Second World War" analyses the first six months of the war in the Pacific, culminating in the Battle of Midway which the Prime Minister recognized as the turning point in that war.
THE FIGHTING LADY (Technicolor, 1944, 1 Hour 1 Minute.)
Edward Steichen's 1944 award winning documentary chronicling the heroic lives and battles of the crew of the hero Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. Winner, Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature, 1945. Winner, Special Award, New York Film Critics Circle, 1946.
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY (Color, 1942, 19 Minutes.)
A John Ford film, winner of the 1943 Academy Award for Best Documentary, detailing the battle that turned the tide in the war against Imperial Japan.
June 4-7, 1942: World War II: The Pacific War: The Battle Of Midway: On June 4, 1942, the Battle Of Midway begins as Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the historic Battle of the Coral Sea. The United States Navy under Admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. Military historian John Keegan called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.". The Japanese operation, like the earlier attack on Pearl Harbor, sought to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific, thereby giving Japan a free hand in establishing its Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japanese hoped another demoralizing defeat would force the U.S. to capitulate in the Pacific War and thus ensure Japanese dominance in the Pacific. Luring the American aircraft carriers into a trap and occupying Midway was part of an overall "barrier" strategy to extend Japan's defensive perimeter, in response to the Doolittle air raid on Tokyo. This operation was also considered preparatory for further attacks against Fiji, Samoa, and Hawaii itself. The plan was handicapped by faulty Japanese assumptions of the American reaction and poor initial dispositions. Most significantly, American cryptographers at Station HYPO in Hawaii were able to determine from decryptions of the Japanese JN-25 naval communications cypher the date and location of the planned attack, enabling the forewarned U.S. Navy to prepare its own ambush. There were seven aircraft carriers involved in the battle, and all four of Japan's large fleet carriers - Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu, part of the six-carrier force that had attacked Pearl Harbor six months earlier - and the heavy cruiser Mikuma were sunk, while the U.S. lost only the carrier USS Yorktown and the destroyer USS Hammann. After Midway and the exhausting attrition of the Solomon Islands campaign, Japan's capacity to replace its losses in materiel (particularly aircraft carriers) and men (especially well-trained pilots and maintenance crewmen) rapidly became insufficient to cope with mounting casualties, while the United States' massive industrial and training capabilities made losses far easier to replace. The Battle of Midway, along with the Guadalcanal Campaign, is widely considered the turning point in the Pacific War.