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.
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America, My Country Tis of Thee
Music by Lowell Mason
, based on the Music by Henry Carey
from "God Save the King" (1744)
Words by Samuel F. Smith
Played in the score and later sung by an offscreen chorus See more