Battle of Midway Tactical Overview – World War II | History



Seven months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, American and Japanese forces clashed over Midway Atoll, a dot of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Battle of Midway tested intelligence and combat capabilities on both sides – while decidedly altering the outcome of World War II. #TheWorldWars
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42 comments

  1. I wonder if they ever all lined up, the navy
    crew, maybe celebrating on deck, then
    relieving themselves there, with arcs of
    twisted yellow going over the railing?

  2. Nagumo decision is what cost them the battle. You shouldn't attack the stationary enemies no matter how easy it is especially if you crippled them already. You don't have to finish the job when danger is lurking from every side. Fight the battle in front of you. I watched this many many times and other documents on Midway, read many books and Nagumo's decision is still the absurd one. It's not the big rock that's gonna make you fall. It's the small rock that makes you trip and hit your head with the big rock.

  3. 14:37 False. First the Japanese morale was never broken, every battle 90%+ would fight till death. Secondly the bad news of the battle of Midway was never brought to the Japanese public. Only very few (leaders) new what exactly had happend.
    But fancy graphics and animations is – ofcourse – more important than history itself..

  4. I, an American, am married to a beautiful woman from New Zealand. We like being on the right side of things.

  5. You da man, Chester! He didn't take the bait. I never tire of watching The Battle of Midway. We stuck it to Japan. We basically outsmarted them. The Battle of Midway pumps me up. One of those videos that makes you yell, "YEAH! Damned good job guys!"

  6. It’s all about damage control. The USN preaches It and the IJN took the position that you destroy the enemy before he can harm you and you don’t need to worry about damage control because there will be no damage. You can see the results

  7. I wouldn't call it the finest example of American strategic ingenuity. More like a dominant intelligence success. Japan was doomed to lose because America has already cracked Japan's naval codes. It's like playing football game and the defense already knows what play the offense is going to run.

  8. It was definitely western intelligence agencies that won a lot of WW2 from this to D day not discounting American bravery saving us Australians

  9. Trying to replicate this strategy is probably every Fleet Admirals dream, just as the Battle of Cannae lies in the back of every General of the Army's head.

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