Commanders at War is a TV show on the Military Channel, first aired in 2009. It highlights specific battles or skirmishes, where one commander is pitted against another. Using computer-generated imagery, many scenes are illustrated using cardboard-cutout-like figures to represent soldiers and equipment. Key battle decisions are examined, in order to explain the overall outcome of the battle.
The Battle of Midway is dedicated to the milestone battle of the Pacific Theatre: after the devastation of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the American Navy decoded Japanese communications regarding a planned attack on Midway Island. Heavily outnumbered, Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher had to prevent Vice Admiral Chūichi Nagumo from capturing this critical strategic position with inexperienced pilots and sailors against the battle-hardened Japanese war machine.
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