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Multi-Media Review: THE BATTLE FOR MIDWAY: THE DISCOVERY OF THE USS YORKTOWN (VIDEO) : AH

8/19/2000 • American History, Reviews

THE BATTLE FOR MIDWAY: THE DISCOVERY OF THE USS YORKTOWN, National Geographic, $19.98.

This 82-minute video chronicles the deep-sea mission by Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard and his crew, accompanied by four World War II veterans, to find the remains of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. The aircraft carrier was sunk on June 7, 1942, by a Japanese submarine at the Battle of Midway. The program describes the search and the dramatic discovery of Yorktown, which lies more than three miles underwater, and incorporates dramatic footage of the battle and emotional first-hand accounts from the survivors.

 

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