Peter Snow tells the stories of major battles of the 20th Century in the big picture, while his son, Dan, explores the details.
Outline Series 01, Episode 02
Covers the War in the Pacific from the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Coral Sea and then in more detail on the Battle of Midway.
The episode also focuses on the rise of the aircraft carrier in World War II.
Dan Snow takes part in a training exercise with the Royal Navy where they tackle a simulated engine room fire.
20th Century Battlefields Series
- Episode 01: 1918 Western Front.
- Episode 02: 1942 Midway.
- Episode 03: 1942 Stalingrad.
- Episode 04: 1951 Korea.
- Episode 05: 1968 Vietnam.
- Episode 06: 1973 Middle East.
- Episode 07: 1982 Falklands.
- Episode 08: 1991 Gulf War.
Production & Filming Details
- Director: Paul McGuigan.
- Producers: Danielle Peck amd Ben Lawrie.
- Production: BBC.
- Distributor: BBC.
- Released Date: 11 June 2007 (UK).
- Running time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.