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Program Title: The Battle for Midway: The Discovery of the U.S.S. Yorktown
EASC Code: JB09
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: History
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Michael Rosenfeld
Release Date: 1998
Running Time: 82 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: One thousand miles from anywhere lies a lonely outpost of coral and sea called Midway. It was here in 1942 where the U.S. and Japan fought one the the greatest naval battles of World War II that changed the course of history. And it is here again where Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard now leads a team of experts and four World War II veterans on the voyage of their lives. They're on a race against time to do the impossible: find at least one of the five downed aircraft carriers, including the U.S.S. Yorktown, more than three miles underwater. Hear the heart-wrenching stories of four remarkable men and how each survived the war despite incredible odds. And join them as they pay their final respects to their fallen comrades in the Battle for Midway.
Data Entry Date: 10/6/2003