June 18, 1976
Genre(s): Action, Drama, History, War
It is the summer of 1942, and it is a crucial time in the Pacific battle for supremacy between the United States and Japan. Both countries have the most powerful armadas in the world, and they are evenly matched. The two navies have been fencing with each other for some time, and now they are about to come to the most crucial naval battle of the war, The Battle of Midway. Midway is an island in the middle of the Pacific that is crucial to controlling the ocean. The US and Japan fight for control of it. The Japanese have three aircraft carriers, but the US only has one. The Japanese armada also has many more support ships than the US. Their victory appears certain, but they are unaware that the US has cracked their secret codes.