Seventy-eight years ago this week one of the most, if not the most, important naval battles of WW 2 for the United States took place near Midway Island.
Part One of a video documentary from 1950 based upon the 1948 document “NAVPERS 91067, The Battle of Midway Including the Aleutian Phase, June 3 to June 14, 1942: Strategical and Tactical Analysis by Richard W Bates” (later Rear Admiral Bates) at the Naval War college.
I have never been able to find part two.
Period prejudices towards the Japanese are still very much evident in this 1950 program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HgpLzp8TGU 1942 ARC Identifier 13196 / Local Identifier 80-MN-9168D. Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Observatory. (1942 - 09/18/1947) Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran.
More reading on the subject of Midway can be found here:
Get the NAVPERS 91067 document here: