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The Battle of Midway (1942)

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The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

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(as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.)
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On June 4-6, 1942, a large Japanese force attempted to capture Midway Island in the North Pacific, but was defeated by U.S. forces with a loss ratio of 4:1 in favor of the Americans. On hand was a crew of naval photographers directed by John Ford; their documentary footage was edited together with narration by Hollywood actors. The film covers the attack on Midway, some limited aerial footage, the search for survivors, and aftermath of the battle. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Director John Ford and cinematographer Joseph H. August were wounded by enemy fire while filming the battle. See more »

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Star Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
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WW II propaganda ala John Ford. Great!
30 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The first 9 minutes of this documentary of the battle of Midway was devoted to the fighting by the US ground troops on Midway. This was actually a minor part of the battle, but provided great footage for the film. The overall effect was very stirring, especially the byplay between Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell. This must have been very comforting to the folks at home when shown in the theaters. I enjoyed it very much.


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