The epic air and sea battle in June 1942 that changed the course of the war against Japan when a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiantly by US forces operating from three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships.
It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensively used, and at its conclusion, the Japanese Carrier force had been completely destroyed paving the way for the 1943 and 44 US-led offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
A little bit of romance (with Heston’s sailor son) gets in the way but the presentation of the battle is spectacular and was greatly enhanced by a soundtrack presented using the innovative new Sensurround system.
Captain Matt Garth
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Captain Vinton Maddox
Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
Admiral William F. Halsey
Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake
Commander Carl Jessop
Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Rear Admiral Frank J. ‘Jack’ Fletcher
Admiral Harry Pearson
Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo
Commander Max Leslie
Captain Miles Browning