Lays the groundwork for the most spectacular sea battle of World War II -- one in which at no point did the opposing forces ever come into visual contact with each other. Midway Island with its strategic position made it a throne from which a navy could rule the Pacific.
Chronicles one of World War II most famous naval engagements. The Japanese were confident of another triumph. The Americans, armed with radar and the ability to read Japanese coded communications, fought back with surprising ferocity.
AMERICA: the carrier Yorktown, one destroyer, 150 planes and 307 lives.
JAPAN: four aircraft carriers, two heavy cruisers, three destroyers, 275 planes and 3,500 lives!