Wednesday, February 27, 2008

World War II Turning Point: Midway

(Patrol crew that spotted the Japanese fleet at Midway. From
There are some excellent websites out there that can take you up-close and personal with some of history's most interesting events. The website I use for the Battle of Midway is from National Geographic. It gives a lot of information about the battle as well as diagrams of the ships that were used, both American and Japanese.

My favorite feature though is the "Dive Down" portion that takes you more than 2 miles below the ocean's surface and to pictures of the USS Yorktown which sank in the Battle of Midway. They discuss Bob Ballard's findings (the same guy that explored Titanic) and show actual photographs from his expedition. Explore this link to learn much more: Battle of Midway from National

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