July 4th, 2011, by izonorlando

iZonOrlando [ Special ]

Independence Day Film – “The Battle of Midway”

A special treat for your holiday weekend!

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.


Director: John Ford
Writers: John Ford , Dudley Nichols , and James K. McGuinness
Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, and Logan Ramsey
Oscar Winner: Best Documentary 1943

Storyline: 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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