History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle of Midway Part III: The Sinking of The Yorktown

With the release of Hollywood's newest take on a Second World War battle- succinctly titled Midway- only a week away, it's high time for me to finish my little series on the history of the Battle of Midway. I also need to decide if I should start looking for a babysitter to see it in… Continue reading The Battle of Midway Part III: The Sinking of The Yorktown

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle Of Midway Part II: The U.S. Aircraft Carriers Enter the Battle

As Hollywood prepares to launch Midway,  its newest big screen portrayal of a World War II battle, I've been reading up on the battle's history. (Hollywood's timing proved very convenient for me, as the Battle of Midway was the next topic I intended to cover anyway- considerate of the movie producers, wasn't it? While real… Continue reading The Battle Of Midway Part II: The U.S. Aircraft Carriers Enter the Battle

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle of Midway Part I: On the Screen and in History

  Hollywood's at it again. This Veteran's Day weekend will see the release of another film depicting events from the Second World War: Midway.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9laReRAYFk The Battle of Midway- a major turning point for the United States in the Pacific Theater- has already been made into at least one motion picture. Released in 1976,… Continue reading The Battle of Midway Part I: On the Screen and in History