Battle of Midway


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Noun1.Battle of Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942)Battle of Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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His documentary on the Battle of Midway and his propaganda film December 7th would win him two Academy Awards while he was in service.
During Morneau's speech, he made note of the significance of the day not as it related to the event, but by historical context of the day which marked the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
John Ford, who found great success in his World War II documentary The Battle of Midway (1942), would, only a few years later, have far more trouble addressing the circumstances surrounding the Korean War, a generally unpopular and politically charged conflict, even though his approach was similar.
The battle of Midway (4-5 June 1942) seems to be a gift to historians that never stops giving.
Three torpedo squadrons were almost completely destroyed during the Battle of Midway in early June 1942.
The team determined that the attack on Midway would begin on June 3rd, and armed with that critical information, Nimitz was able to formulate a plan to win the Battle of Midway.
They include the Jamestown Massacre, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Tippecanoe, the Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Wounded Knee, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the Tet Offensive, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
My father fought in the Battle of Midway and also served at Guadalcanal.
Navy's Greatest Victory is an anthology of over fifty scholarly essays about the crucial Battle of Midway during World War II, widely considered to be one of the most important naval battles of all time.
Indeed, it is almost a fateful foretelling of FJR 6's destiny as to its time of being formed and committed to battle: By July 1943, Stalingrad and the 6th Army had been lost to the Soviets; in the Pacific, the Battle of Midway had been won over Japanese naval and air forces a year earlier; and, also a year previous, Allied forces had landed in North Africa and by early 1943, Rommel's forces had begun to evacuate Northern Africa for Sicily.
He does offer some unique perspectives on certain key events-the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, the London Blitz, the invasion of Normandy--but he is content, for the most part, to move his characters quickly from one significant location to another, juxtaposing their often messy personal lives with a constantly shifting historical framework.
It contains wall-mounted battle maps commemorating famous battles, such as the Battle of Midway.