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Reel America: "The Battle of Midway" - 1942 & John Ford

John Ford (with camera) with Marines & Film Crew in 1942

John Ford (with camera) with Marines & Film Crew in 1942

New York City
Sunday, June 15, 2014

In the third of a five-part look at Hollywood directors who made films for the U.S. government during World War II, this program features director John Ford and the 18 minute documentary he made for the U.S. Navy about the Battle of Midway in June of 1942. The film presented a victory in vivid color to an American public eager for good war news. Providing commentary is Mark Harris, author of "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.

Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:32am (ET)

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