WWII Generals at War (2009): S01E02 – The Battle of Midway


Important battles of World War II are examined with paired military specialists focusing on the opposing generals involved.

Also known as Generals at War (original title) and Commanders at War (US title).


After the devastation of the attack on Pearl Harbour, the American Navy decoded Japanese communications regarding a planned attack on Midway Island. Heavily outnumbered, Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher had to prevent Vice Admiral Chūichi Nagumo from capturing this critical strategic position with inexperienced pilots and sailors against the battle-hardened Japanese war machine.

WWII Generals at War Series

You can find a full index and overview of WWII Generals at War here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 16 February 2009 (US).
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode, without adverts).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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