• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
    US Naval Institute
  • "Bird's Eye View"

    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
  • "Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension"

    "You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
    Armchair General Magazine
  • "One of my favorite US History resources"

    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
    Free Technology for Teachers

The Battle of Midway Island

The Battle of Midway Island, June 3-7, 1942

Following the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, the Japanese decide to seize Midway Island from the US as a way of solidifying their defensive perimeter and providing a potential base for invading Hawaii, but American codebreakers learn of the Japanese plans. In a daring move, American naval commanders set up an ambush for the Japanese fleet. With detailed knowledge of the Japanese fleet deployment, the Americans sail their entire available carrier fleet to lay in wait North of Midway Island to deliver a surprise blow. See the Flash animation for more.

The Battle Animation

Recommended books on the Battle of Midway Island - Click on any of them for details

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