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Monday, June 04, 2007

Midway - 65 Years Ago the Battle Began

For a good history of the Battle of Midway, go here and click on the topics "Navy Code Breakers" "Doolittle Raid" "Battle of the Coral Sea" and "The Battle of Midway" to get the story of the battle that turned the tide in the Pacific - 65 years ago.


UPDATE: Some veterans will gather at Midway:
Monday marks the 65th anniversary of the start of the three-day battle that changed the course of World War II. Three Midway veterans in their 80s and 90s and the current Pacific Fleet commander will visit the island 1,300 miles northwest of Honolulu for a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which runs a nature reserve on the atoll.
"Americans like underdogs, and here we are underdogs," said Donald Goldstein, a University of Pittsburgh history professor. "I think that's what made it so good -- that we shouldn't have won and we did."

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