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John Ford’s “The Battle of Midway” on YouTube

A copy of John Ford’s “The Battle of Midway”, claiming “digitally restored color” is now available to watch on YouTube. The description reads, in part:

“Highlights include memorable scenes from the Marine Base on Midway, airfield B-17s leaving to attack the Japanese fleet, patrolling PBYs,. action packed Japanese attacks on the Yorktown and Midway, and up close shots of the Yorktown’s squadron VF3 and their F4F Wild Cats, including aces John S. “Jimmy’ Thach (“The Thach Weave”) and Lt. E. Scott McCuskey. And it wouldn’t be a John Ford movie without some of the most vivid combat cinematography you have ever seen, a touching and dramatic score by nine time Oscar winner Alfred Newman, and some folksy narration by Henry Fonda.”

You can find the video by clicking HERE.