How did the US Navy win the Battle of Midway?

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    InvictaInvicta

    Dauer: 23:47

    With the release of the Midway 2019 movie, we explore the history behind this critical moment that changed the course of the Pacific Theater of the war between the US and Japan. This documentary is hosted by the esteemed historian Craig Symonds who brings the Battle of Midway to life for us.
    Video Overview
    The Battle of Midway was a clash between the American fleet and the Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater. We begin with an overview of the Japanese strategy and their unbroken string of victories in the first 6 months of the war from the Battle of Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Coral Sea. At this point it has become apparent that control of the Pacific will be determined by aircraft carrier dominance. Thus Admiral Yamamoto resolves to draw the American Fleet out of Pearl Harbor by launching a sneak attack on Midway.
    However the US has already broken the Japanese codes thanks to Operation Hypo and knows of the incoming attack. Nimitz decides to set his own counter trap by sending his 3 aircraft carriers to point luck, just north of Midway to intercept the Imperial Japanese Navy. The battle of Midway begins with Japanese planes bombing the Pacific atoll. American planes from the island retaliate with their own bombers and torpedoes throughout the morning. These score no hits but have the critical effect of delaying the preparation of Japanese aircraft.
    At this point, Japan detects US forces to the north and prepares to turn to meet them. But by this time the US Navy has already launched its own places. The first wave to arrive are the torpedo bombers. Though they score no hits either, they draw the defensive Japanese fighters away from the next wave of dive bombers which manage to knock out 3 carriers in just a few minutes. The Kaga, the Akagi, and the Soryu all go down.
    The only remaining Japanese carrier, the Hiryu, launches a counter strike which hits the USS Yorktown and eventually sinks it. But a final US attack by the USS Hornet and USS Enterprise takes out this last carrier. Hearing this news, Admiral Yamamoto calls off the rest of his fleet and returns to Japan. America has just turned the tide of the war.
    You can watch the Midway 2019 movie trailer here: de-film.com/v-video-l9laReRAYFk.html
    I'll be doing my own Midway review soon.
    #History
    #Midway

Invicta
Invicta

Just released my movie review and historical critique of the Midway film: https://youtu.be/jEGjmxC6XRs

Vor 7 Monate
Samual Crocket
Samual Crocket

@Frank Pienkosky It would have been nice to have all those things in the movie added that youmentioned. I was watching a video of the refurbishing of the God Father. They had to cut scenes to fit it into the profit mode of the financiers. Anything after a certain time has to have an intermission and anything after that intermission cuts into profits it could be making on another showing. It is out of the hands of the director aat tht point.

Vor 18 Tage
Tim Kucsmas
Tim Kucsmas

Q Q

Vor 19 Tage
drjjpdc
drjjpdc

@Frank Pienkosky I agree the largest self sacrifice was the torpedo bombers that were in slower planes and had less chance of survival, but they still went ahead.

Vor Monat
Samual Crocket
Samual Crocket

@Frank Pienkosky It was more than just good news. It changed the trajectory of the war. Hundreds of their ace pilots went down and four carriers. Japan was arrogant, without a sense of humanity, and delusional to think that they were going to conquer the United States or get them to surrender with just a few carriers. They didn't even get the full force of our military. Germany was considered the number one threat.

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Frank Pienkosky
Frank Pienkosky

you had to understand the tenor of the times...the country was desperate for some good news...and these guys were determined to give them some...even if it cost them their lives...

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Kyle Mouttet
Kyle Mouttet

"How did the US Navi win the Battle of Miday?" Well, you see.. it through was a series of uh.. well uh.. mistakes.. that took the Japanese fleet completely by surprise and resulted in incredibly, wildly successful situations! Or, as professor McGonagall could say, "sheer dumb luck!" Or, as Thor from SG:1 would say, "you have demonstrated that their weakness may be found through a less... sophisticated approach." ..wait a minute, are you saying that you actually needed someone.. dumber than you are? well, you may have come to the right place. ahhh fuck i love stargate.

Vor 7 Stunden
Seattle Rex
Seattle Rex

That was awesome. Thank you.

Vor 18 Stunden
dbznappa
dbznappa

Craig Symonds, bravo!!

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ThothHeartMaat
ThothHeartMaat

14:00 pawn sacrifice.. that's cold as hell..

Vor 2 Tage
Quadrille
Quadrille

Excllent

Vor 2 Tage
Nick Urban
Nick Urban

US Navy: If we don't know what we're doing then the enemy won't know what we're doing.

Vor 3 Tage
Robert Martinez
Robert Martinez

Just seen midway...without a doubt the most racist movie ever...didnt see a single black person in this movie..you cant tell me there weren't minorities in the military

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Feanor n
Feanor n

Few know that the japanese code was already broken in summer 1941. Wonder why the Carriers left Hawaii in time and no modern Battleships were there ? Because it was no coincidence.

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LMP
LMP

OUTSTANDING!

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MichaelBFDII wong
MichaelBFDII wong

10:20 when you are a minecraft player and a MCU fan at the same time... that line trip me over

Vor 5 Tage
Jim Frugia
Jim Frugia

Riviting critique! To your credit sir! Thank you!

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Hysteria357
Hysteria357

You gotta wonder if the first scout spotted the carriers if the battle would have gone differently

Vor 6 Tage
Carlo 1995
Carlo 1995

The force is strong with the U.S. Fleet.

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Matt The Builder.
Matt The Builder.

Intelligence and Japanese's commanders wrong choices.

Vor 8 Tage
Andrew Tiono
Andrew Tiono

Legends say the 16 submarines are still searching for the aircraft carriers

Vor 8 Tage
FARMCAP1942
FARMCAP1942

Don’t fu.k with Uncle Sam. You will regret it.

Vor 10 Tage
Dusty
Dusty

did they just call a torpedo a ship bomb

Vor 10 Tage
James Horn
James Horn

The US may have scored torpedo hits. A saw a footnote that a Japanese officer reported seing two fish hit. break in half and sink wihout exploding. It took over a year for US leaders to realize that the torpedoes had multiple faults which made them almost useless.

Vor 11 Tage
Noe Armendariz
Noe Armendariz

I love american Doctrine: if we don't know what we're doing the enemy sure as shit won't either.

Vor 11 Tage
Jonathan H
Jonathan H

i'd add a caption, at 21:55 he mentions two heavy carriers, including the Mogami, these are heavy cruisers, not carriers, just fyi

Vor 12 Tage
Feminist Myths
Feminist Myths

E Z America is awesome...

Vor 13 Tage
Owen Auer
Owen Auer

We had better actors............

Vor 14 Tage
WeakenD
WeakenD

Japan: i think we have a plan. We shou- Dick Best: uhh, imma just. Imma just bomb 3 of these carriers...

Vor 15 Tage
Wall- E
Wall- E

And after all that “he went to bed”

Vor 16 Tage
Yuet Lee
Yuet Lee

You mean CCP history text books saying China single handedly beat the Japanese in WW2 is a lie?

Vor 17 Tage
onlythewise1
onlythewise1

little luck made America win cause Americans are as good as Japanese navy . my dad was there fighting

Vor 17 Tage
overAbstracted
overAbstracted

"USS Enterprise" lol

Vor 17 Tage
Red27 Doomhammer
Red27 Doomhammer

BS... why they won? because the've decoded their codes, thats it.... otherwise, the result would never be the same 🤔🤔😉😉

Vor 17 Tage
Allen Lee
Allen Lee

Super succinct explanation, thank you!

Vor 18 Tage
Mitchell Barton
Mitchell Barton

Normally I would say "Very carefully" to be a sarcastic asshole, but.... That's obviously not the case here.

Vor 18 Tage
Rollo Tomasi
Rollo Tomasi

Every time I thought about midway, I've never pictured Woody Harrelson in my head

Vor 18 Tage
Souhardya Pal
Souhardya Pal

Every Japanese Admiral be like: Nani?

Vor 18 Tage
Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson

Japan #1: Sir, the Americans are hitting us all over the battlefield! They’ve flanked us on two separate sides, they are blasting away at our defenses from 4 different directions, and haven’t even deployed their full force yet! We cannot hold like this! Japan #2: They are truly the greatest tacticians the world has ever known. Such military brilliance has surely never been witnessed before. I wonder how they’ve come up with such a brilliant strategy... America #1: WTF IS GOING ON PRIVATE?!! America #2: I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE SIR, BUT WE APPEAR TO BE KICKING THEIR ASS!

Vor 20 Tage
heredownunder
heredownunder

The Japanese had strict instructions for their pilots to follow. The US pilots had more creative freedom to decide the best course of action

Vor 20 Tage
W0W people
W0W people

Who would win: Red Sun bois or Red White and Blue bois? Red Sun Bois: Pros - Organized - Disciplined - Tactical Maneuvers - Skilled Pilots Cons - Sucks at scouting - Lots of misinformation Versus Red White and Blue Bois: Cons - Disorganized - Insubordinate Pilots - Uncoordinated - Pilots suck at fighting - Guesses a lot of the time - Outnumbered Pros - Lucky - America

Vor 20 Tage
Fudall
Fudall

_Standard American Doctrine_ *If we don't know what we're doing, you sure as hell won't*

Vor 20 Tage
Karthick B
Karthick B

Japanese: That was a master plan! Americans: Plan? What plan?

Vor 20 Tage
Ian Wilkinson
Ian Wilkinson

A massive amount of luck and poor decisions by the Japanese for starters, the rest was better aircraft. better tactics,and better intelligence,together with a lot of bravery,death and destruction, a giant turning point in the Pacific.

Vor 20 Tage
Tyler Bedwell
Tyler Bedwell

The miscommunication from both sides was unreal

Vor 21 Tag
Syndie Turret
Syndie Turret

Way to go Yorktown getting all the bombs and torpedoes from the enemy and still refused to go down, if it wasn’t for the enemy submarine she would have probably continue fighting, I salute the bravery of the men of the Yorktown especially the fire/damage control unit!!!

Vor 23 Tage
Andy Vidito
Andy Vidito

The Doolittle raid played a role as Japan didn't know where bombers came from . Roosevelt said Shangri la .Japan thought this meant mid way I believe.

Vor 23 Tage
James Ballard
James Ballard

Who dislikes this?

Vor 25 Tage
Mark Bondar
Mark Bondar

Excellent synopsis of this important battle!

Vor 26 Tage
Ja Be
Ja Be

Basically they had luck on their side.

Vor 26 Tage
Xeonerable
Xeonerable

The real MVP here is trollmaster USS Nautilus that spooked the Kido Butai and made a destroyer chase it. Then that destroyer rushing to return to the fleet unintentionally gave a direction for McClusky's lost squadron to follow.

Vor 27 Tage
Kalahification
Kalahification

Excellent video, very good narration with detail, analysis and context. :)

Vor 27 Tage
Rizahri
Rizahri

tbh losing midway, letting the japanese take it would have been costly for the US, and id don't think they would have taken it back aftyerwards so that was the right call

Vor 27 Tage
Jeff Kappel
Jeff Kappel

ok..this guy knows his stuff... :) (series of subsequent concussions...love it)

Vor 28 Tage
Enrique Garay
Enrique Garay

We should had never stopped and gone all the way against Japan All THE WAY

Vor 29 Tage
Francisco José Cardenete de las Heras
Francisco José Cardenete de las Heras

Awesome video, congratulations.

Vor 29 Tage
benoit nadeau
benoit nadeau

Japan was gay, nimitz was not????

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Eddie
Eddie

This whole battle is like a D&D campaign where both the DM and the players constantly hit Nat 1's but the players keep getting Nat 20's at seemingly unimportant points before the players fucking curbstomp the encounter.

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Lightning in A bottle
Lightning in A bottle

He forgot to say that the people in code braking were a band that were good at reading music and they could read code so ya I am a nerd

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Melton Cartes
Melton Cartes

Wow.

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KleKie :-
KleKie :-

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Joe Soap
Joe Soap

Fluke luck

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DesertRat332
DesertRat332

Thank, God we had Admiral Chester Nimitz in charge. I wouldn't have risked the only 3 carriers we had in the Pacific against 4 experienced carriers and battleships. And the bravery of those American Aviators, they didn't care that they didn't have fighter cover or enough fuel to get back, they just attacked! And IMHO Spruance should have been give a 5th star, NOT Halsey.

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Steve Ross
Steve Ross

Mistakes made by the enemy, luck and lots and lots of guns. Just saved everyone 23 minutes and 40 seconds. You're welcome.

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Silvério Rebelo
Silvério Rebelo

God's hand is all over the events that led to the American victory

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Chris Knutson
Chris Knutson

Great speaker - excellent choice to get the guest analyst. Top level.

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ashdoglsu
ashdoglsu

The English auto translate says the asshole of Midway instead of the atoll of Midway. I guess they're both correct.

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josh barr
josh barr

If you want a more detailed explanation of HOW america got the victory watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8_vO5zrjo

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ashdoglsu
ashdoglsu

Thats the next video showing when this ends.

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Kjell Gjare
Kjell Gjare

How does that noise in the background make it easier to hear what is beeing said?

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My Name is Gladiator
My Name is Gladiator

God bless the brave Americans who fought at midway, who's memory the left in America today is trying to destroy.

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David Cole
David Cole

Being a Brit, talking to my parents, Grandparents, family and friends who lived and fought through the war I had at least some understanding of 'our' experience and the conflict ' over here.'I was aware of there was a massive significance to the Battle of Midway (and the USS Yorktown) but had very little knowledge about exactly why it was so significant to the war and the USA.This brilliant, concise documentary and commentary compacts so much, so clearly in such clarity.Thank you for the documentary and thank you to those brave servicemen who gave so much half a world away from where I am now and my parents and family were then.

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Lane Morrow
Lane Morrow

Love this story, I've seen the movie at least 50 times and will watch it again. Great stuff

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Steve Heffernan
Steve Heffernan

Another deft explanation of the Midway battle. Thank you!

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T K
T K

Earth Defense Fleet vs. Comet Empire https://youtu.be/YuLzQsV1_kc

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moorek1967
moorek1967

As someone who doesn't know about battle tactics, I think this is much like "Gnats in your face". You know, gnats flying around in balls of gnats, and you run into them and get them in your mouth.

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Dan D
Dan D

And look at the USA now compared to Japan. Who really won?

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michael diaconu
michael diaconu

so where were the submarines?

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MasterBuilder001
MasterBuilder001

now since i've watched this video im getting ads for world of warships lol

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ri3it483qthirf
ri3it483qthirf

man this gave me insight into the reality of the fog of war. how many mistakes, accidents, miscommunications, and pure stroke of luck really played a part in a battle. nothing is for certain and they had to estimate everything, sometimes just wild guessing, to anticipate enemy intentions. the way they do things makes it feel so rudimentary and primitive. For example, box search sounds like a brute force exhaustive method that has no smart search algorithm in its design.

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ashdoglsu
ashdoglsu

Yea I never knew that 27 of 30 went for the Kaga. LT Best made a great decision to go for the Akagi. They definitely made there own good luck.

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thewaker34
thewaker34

Japanese doctrine required........... "To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply military tactics, but their history, philosophy, art."

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Allan Ashby
Allan Ashby

Mikuma and Mogami were heavy cruisers, not light carriers.

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Lizi Moody Specter
Lizi Moody Specter

The secret of the lord of war: surprise and surprise.

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Chad Rushing
Chad Rushing

The Japanese like Sushi. I bet those sharks liked Japanese too.

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PRINCESS SNOWWHITE
PRINCESS SNOWWHITE

THERE WERE NO MISTAKES OR ACCIDENTS - IT WAS ALL PERFECTLY DESIGNED & ORGANIZED BY GOD TO DEFEAT JAPAN BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF TIME - JAPAN WAS FOOLED BY SATAN, USA WAS LED BY GOD

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menckencynic
menckencynic

Through history, I notice both the Koreans and Americans wiped out vastly superior Japanese naval forces in the exact same way: They carefully prepared a battlefield beforehand that far larger and more experienced Japanese forces would be fighting on. Both the "Battle of Myeongnyang" and the "Battle of Midway" were won because the admirals of Josean Navy and U.S. Navy went to great pains to lure vastly superior Japanese forces into an area they had carefully prepared. Both were done by luring Japanese forces into waters closer to home in places that could be made into force multipliers against Japanese forces that were objectively better in every way. Both victories were also crushing defeats in different ways that had long term consequences which led to the defeat of Japan.

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