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National Geographic: The Battle for Midway (1999)
Starring: Dr. Robert Ballard, Peter Coyote
Category: Special Interest
Studio: Warner Bros.
82 mins



The Discovery of the U.S.S. Yorktown

More than 50 years ago, a lonely outpost of coral and sea named Midway erupted into one of World War II's greatest naval battles.Now, "Titanic" discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of experts return to Midway to attempt the impossible: locate at least one of five downed aircraft carriers more than three miles underwater.With him are four WWII veterans - two Japanese and two Americans - whose gripping stories of wartime survival create an emotional counterpoint to the search for their missing ships.This extraordinaryDVD presentation also features rare battle footage by Hollywood director John Ford.