The Crucial Legacy of the Battle of Midway
James Holland and Al Murray in Conversation on We Have Ways of Making You Talk
We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up, hosted by comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland as they discuss all matters Second World War.
At the start of June, 1942, the Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. A week later U.S. forces had won a decisive battle that would change the course of the war. In today’s episode, leading U.S. historian Craig Symonds tells James Holland why the Battle of Midway was so decisive and describes the key characters and action.
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Craig L. Symonds is Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of many books on American naval history, including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History as well as Lincoln and His Admirals, co-winner of the Lincoln Prize in 2009.