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Battle of Midway, The

Language:

English   Country: USA   Year: 1942

Battle of Midway, The
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Director:

John Ford

Starring:

Henry Fonda

Genres:

DocumentaryWar

Synopsis:

Details The Battle of Midway as the Japanese attack in 1942. Narrated by Henry Fonda.

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Produced by the United States Navy

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(Average=3.00 out of 5; Total Number=3)


Propaganda Film (rating=2)

The Battle for Midway is 20 minute propaganda film. Global War follows the Allies march to Rome(30 min). For $7.49 what can you expect?

Tora Tora Tora (rating=3)

Excellent rendition of historic facts , some of the battle scenes were well done , but the political blunders made by both sides was appalling. but i think that is human nature.

WWII Battles Of The Pacific :How So Much Hinges On So Little (rating=4)

I feel that "Battle of Midway" is unique amongst films of this genre, in that it shows how even the smallest decisions made by admirals or captains on either sides of the battlelines can have such a devestating impact on the overall outcome. To give a perfect example, how one commanders decision to equip their fighters with bombs as opposed to torpedoes (or vice-a-versa) could be the hingpin that holds their battleplan together, or the mistake that tears it apart. Take it from an ex-sailor, the depictions of naval combat in this film are as close to real as a filmaker could probably get, especially considering the era the film was made in. Add to all this the all star cast that reads like a whos who of hollywood, you wont find a better film in this genre. To sum it up, this was the "Pearl Harbor" of the 70's!


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