The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/2)

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    MontemayorMontemayor

    Dauer: 41:46

    (Animated Battle Map)
    This is part one of a planned two-part video covering Operation MI. As you can see I spent a considerable amount of time covering Nagumo’s Dilemma. To me it's one of most striking examples of how tough it can be for a commander to make a decision based on the information at hand. I found that to be the most interesting aspect of the battle.
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    Corrections:
    "Strength" , "Auxiliary", and "unknown" are misspelled in the video.
    At 22:55 I should have stated “North of Midway” instead of Northeast of Midway. The illustration shows a 10 degree 240 nm from midway location. Not so Northeast as I audibly stated.
    At 23:43 I should have stated 79 aircraft instead of 78 and I should have displayed 35 instead of 34 torpedo bombers. the “mistake” came about because sources still differ on whether there were 27 or 26 Carrier attack planes (Kates). If it was 27 it would have been 79 Planes. if it was 26 it would have been 78. During the recording I somehow mixed up the numbers.
    Additional Notes:
    notice that the carriers started off the battle in a box formation. This provided further mutual support for their rather weak AA fire. however, due to the incessant air attacks from VT-8, VT-6 and VT-3, the carriers were never able to reform in a box formation, instead they were in a ragged line which further worsened their AA capabilities.
    -----------------------------------------Spoiler Below regarding Nagumo's Dilemma---------------------------------------------
    So what was the answer to Nagumo’s Dilemma?
    “Taking all together, and admittedly operating with the benefit of hindsight, the “right” answer to Nagumo’s conundrum probably should have emphasized maneuver, offensive speed in preference to mass, and passive damage control. With fifteen minutes in which to act, he didn’t really have time to implement anything terribly fancy. But he could have helped himself immensely by immediately spotting every strike airplane in his hangars, whether they were armed or not, and launching them at the Americans. The sixty-four armed aircraft he had in had were perfectly capable of doing enormous damage to his enemy. And by emptying his hangars, he removed the single greatest danger to his carriers --- the presence of fueled and armed aircraft within them.”
    Parshall, Jonathan B.; Tully, Anthony P.: Shattered Sword. The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Potomac Books: United States, 2007 : p. 170
    Music :
    filmstro.com/
    Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner
    Sources:
    Isom, D. W. (2007). Midway inquest: Why the Japanese lost the Battle of Midway. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
    Lundstrom, J. B. (2013). The First Team Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. New York: Naval Institute Press.
    Parshall, Jonathan B.; Tully, Anthony P.: Shattered Sword. The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Potomac Books: United States, 2007.
    Stille, M. (2010). Midway 1942: Turning-point in the Pacific(Vol. 226, Campaign). Oxford: Osprey Publishing.
    Toll, I. W. (2012). Pacific crucible: War at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. New York: W.W. Norton.
    Willmott, H. P. (2008). The barrier and the javelin: Japanese and Allied Pacific strategies, February to June 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
    And of course:
    www.combinedfleet.com/

    Midway  USN  IJN  Nagumo's Dilemma  Aircraft Carrier Battle  

M M
M M

Excellent video, looking forward to part 2.

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Daniel Rogers
Daniel Rogers

“The Japanese focused on the element of surprise.” America: *laughs in cracked code*

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Rags Almighty
Rags Almighty

Out-fucking-standing ! Ten thumbs up !

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Ron Burk
Ron Burk

Thanks, what a great find. Nicely done indeed

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Tong L
Tong L

Where is part 2!

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Daniel Krall
Daniel Krall

VERY well done.

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salamander 2007
salamander 2007

too bad that america just making money and supplying and helping every countries known, than take victory on the winning side

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Chris Turner
Chris Turner

can't help but feel for that nagumo guy

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Michael Green
Michael Green

Terrific documentary!

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aaro youn
aaro youn

Dayum good shit mang

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Mike C.
Mike C.

Where is part 2???? Great job on the documentary. LIke others have said: History Channel should hire you, and give you free reign :)

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Larry Seltzer
Larry Seltzer

It's so long since I saw part 1 that I'll have to watch it again when part 2 comes around (should I live to see the day)

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austin kelly
austin kelly

Someone give this guy sponsership to make loads others from unique prespectives ... well done

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LEEM()N
LEEM()N

For being a Japanese perspective you picked the wrong music to play when their fleet was being sunk. It shouldn't have been victorious music.

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JQPman
JQPman

we need part 2!! :D

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KaijuDirector
KaijuDirector

40:48 - THREE CARRIERS BURNING!

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Marco Nikander
Marco Nikander

This video was _really_ good! I really liked seeing the battle from one perspective with the fog of war. It really had me at the edge of my seat, and the explanations of various factors which contributed to the decisions were really good to have as well! Keep up the good work, I'm really looking forward to part 2!

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Ed Ward
Ed Ward

*_Later that evening and still waiting for part 2 to commence..._*

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Tom Do
Tom Do

Yes baby! Finally a youtuber who puts his sources in the description. Thank god!

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jffry890
jffry890

Still waiting on Part 2.

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firefighter9123608
firefighter9123608

Extremely well done, your narration is outstanding! Good job mentioning the fog of war, it is one of the biggest factors to any battle at sea or on land! When can we expect part 2? You should also do ones on Desert Storm and the left hook the battles of 73 Easting, Medina Ridge, the bulldozer battle. I'm a veteran of Desert Storm, U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) 4/5 Field Artillery.

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Stephen Dalliard
Stephen Dalliard

Your coordination of animation, narrative, and score is extraordinary, the most effective example starting around 40:30. Thank you for this amazing video! I hope it sets a new bar.

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A Person
A Person

well done. very good story telling w easy to digest visuals. A plus plus plus

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KT T
KT T

[Part2?

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saphire cat
saphire cat

Great video 👍🏻

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Satoshi Notamofo
Satoshi Notamofo

Fascinating and beautiful narration. Thank you sir

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suspect
suspect

If my 9 year old son had presented this, I'd be pissed at him because he wasn't 6 years old. READ FKN BOOKS

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Fliyo MB
Fliyo MB

Uh?

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smithwez1101
smithwez1101

Can this channel get an award for this Fucking Documentary?!? WoW

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James Henderson
James Henderson

Midway was irrelevant to the outcome of the Pacific Campaign.

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James Henderson
James Henderson

The Guadalcanal Campaign was the real turning point.@Hosspuller l

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Hosspuller l
Hosspuller l

True, American industry and resources dictated the end result. If Midway had succeeded for the Japanese, the war would have been much, much longer and deadly to both sides.

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Ezek
Ezek

god dam two parters when the 2nd part isnt released

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Blair McKee
Blair McKee

OUTSTANDING analysis and historical review. THANK YOU!! more more more

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N Shilts
N Shilts

I'd launch at the 0800 a large portion of my aircraft remaining their purpose to be a screening/counter attack force leaving a number still on board maybe launch all the dive bombers leaving the torpedo bombers to reload whilst the remaining wing lands if there are enemy aircraft in strike distance we have aircraft in the air capable of fending them off then dive bombers ready to chase them to wherever they came from i.e. even if not the originally spotted location

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N Shilts
N Shilts

so didn't think he'd follow up by going straight at the enemy jesus christ turn south west towards you're allies and other fleets

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Jimmy Yang
Jimmy Yang

The music at the end is unnecessary , not at all from Japanese perspective

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Ubisons
Ubisons

I love your videos I hope you can make videos about the Rif war

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Kaladin Stormblessed
Kaladin Stormblessed

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Fliyo MB
Fliyo MB

Weird flex, but OK

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transparentreality
transparentreality

Well done. This is informative and I was at the edge of my seat. Never really read about it like this. I met George Gay when I was a kid and shook his hand at an airshow.

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Ralph Corsi
Ralph Corsi

Beautifully done. You captured the dilemma and placed it in its true context. And. your overall description of the battle was flawless and interesting.

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Gauthier Daviault Mathieu
Gauthier Daviault Mathieu

Were is sequel?

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Daniel Grider
Daniel Grider

part 2 is greatly anticipated

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Chris A
Chris A

@Montemayor Did you do all of this in After Effects? I'm seriously impressed by how much work had to go into this. It's really great.

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Sergei Pavlov
Sergei Pavlov

I'm just speechless at the quality of this documentary. Compared to what you see on TV, this is packed with information, without chaff or cheap emotional overtones. What a masterpiece. Can't wait for part 2.

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Jotjo 5a
Jotjo 5a

Very good video with excellent visualisation!

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egoBorder
egoBorder

great video!

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Angry Mosquito
Angry Mosquito

This is good! Awesome man! Add BTC address for tips!

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A K
A K

Brilliant. But what about the ending? You must finish this off.

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Jezal dan Luthar
Jezal dan Luthar

This is how history should be taught in school.

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NQ1 Orionis
NQ1 Orionis

I wish School Systems included detailed battles of WW2 - but none does. Would have made History class 1000x times more interesting. At least for most guys.

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Phil Melson
Phil Melson

Simply excellent, well done.. .

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Sitting on a chair
Sitting on a chair

Torpedobeats before it was cool

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Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Thank you. A great job. Like so many others - waiting for part 2. You should be proud with over 3 million views.

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Robert Sorensen
Robert Sorensen

This a world class documentary. You are amazingly talented! Please continue.

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