The Battle of Midway – 4 June, 1942

An 18min John Ford short, shot on the island during the battle. No sign of Dad (they never showed the 37mm’s), and they spent more film on the gooney birds than they did on the Marines. Still, it’s the best presentation that I’ve seen yet on what the battle was like on the island. The narration is in typical wartime style, and you’d never think to listen to it that 70 years later his son would be watching anime and learning Japanese. In two weeks, I’ll be attending a Japanese student’s wedding. For all the pain and suffering and mistakes, that world created this one, and it’s our job to now make the most of the one we’ve been given.

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