Command Decisions (2004): S01E02 – Battle of Midway


Introduction

Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history.

Outline

The Battle of Midway was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II that took place on 04 to 07 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. The US Navy under Admirals Chester W. Nimitz, Frank J. Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chūichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondō north of Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet.

Command Decisions Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 30 July 2004.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (18-22 minutes minus adverts).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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