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

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  • Published on:  Saturday, April 27, 2019
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    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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    "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 :
    Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

    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:
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  • Kyle Xu

    Kyle Xu

     3 hours ago

    Epic video!

  • It's YoBoyNeptune

    It's YoBoyNeptune

     16 hours ago

    I'm here because of Midway (2019)

  • Robert Sparkes

    Robert Sparkes

     16 hours ago

    No part 2??

  • The Red Comet

    The Red Comet

     20 hours ago

    this is good this is really good. love it

  • M F

    M F


    Midway should not have happened if Yamamoto was even smarter to have sent spies to locate the US carriers before Pearl Harbor attack. He had to make the attack when the carriers are there! And on the first strike, he should have let the army joined for a full invasion of Hawaii and Midway not just air attacks. Then, Japan might very likely have conquered Australia. Japan could pull back troops in China and bump up defenses in Hawaii and Australia and the Islands.

  • Raj Raven Villanueva

    Raj Raven Villanueva

     yesterday +1

    where is part 2???

  • Fifth Carrier Division Zuikaku-chan

    Fifth Carrier Division Zuikaku-chan

     yesterday +2

    Dammit boy 5.4 million people be waitin' for the sequel to this now where the heck is it?

  • Guy Saults

    Guy Saults


    Thank you, Montemayor!. This is one case where the history seriously needed revising. What is your opinion of the conclusions shared in Shattered Sword by Parschall and Tully?

  • ken bosco

    ken bosco


    This is unquestionably one of the finest, comprehensive , video accounting of the Battle of Midway.

  • Wicked Ultimate

    Wicked Ultimate


    Do this but on the american POV

  • Rich4098


     2 days ago +1

    These videos rock. Please don't give up on them. We want more.

  • Riley Perkins

    Riley Perkins

     2 days ago

    Well it took the Americans long enough to actually send an escort didn’t it 🤦‍♂️

  • jon gilbert

    jon gilbert

     2 days ago

    Where is the second part? it takes too long?

  • luke


     2 days ago

    clickbait video. No part 2.

  • Queso Pez

    Queso Pez

     2 days ago

    23:53 strength, not strenght

  • Karen Zheng

    Karen Zheng

     2 days ago +1

    This is how many days has passed since he said that there would be a part two.
    wait, how do you draw an arrow?

  • Jacob Judge

    Jacob Judge

     2 days ago


  • Chibi Ninja

    Chibi Ninja

     2 days ago


  • Luda Critz

    Luda Critz

     2 days ago

    Is this channel still active, I'm cleaning subscriptions list.

  • Joses Tirtabudi

    Joses Tirtabudi

     2 days ago

    Ok . . . How much do we need to pay for part 2? 😭