The Battle of Midway

The U.S. Navy’s victory at the Battle of Midway has gone down in history as a definitive event during World War II with many considering it a turning point of the war. There are two key movies that tell the story on screen. With this miniseries, we’ll learn about both movies with Jon Parshall, co-author of the acclaimed¬†Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway.

Midway (2019)

Release: 2019
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2h 18m
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Wes Tooke
Historical timeline in the movie: 1937 to 1942

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Historical Grade: C+

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Here’s another perspective on the 2019 Midway movie with Craig Symonds, the former Professor of Maritime History at the U.S.¬†Naval War College.

Midway (1976)

Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Runtime: 2h 12m
Director: Jack Smight
Writers: Donald S. Sanford
Historical timeline in the movie: April to June, 1942

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Historical Grade: B+

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