Episode 103: The Battle of Midway
Guests: Brendan Simms and co-author Steven McGregor of The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway
Sunday, May 22, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: The Battle of Midway, eighty years ago next month, marked a turning point in the Pacific war. In the space of just five minutes, American dive bombers inflicted cataclysmic damage on a much larger Japanese Fleet. The seemingly improbable victory is sometimes referred to as a miracle. But it was much more than luck – years of effort led to the moment of victor.
Chris and Rick welcome HHH Alumnus Brendan Simms and his co-author Steven McGregor, to talk about their new book The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway. Discover how a culture of innovation, contributions by immigrants and a vital intelligence coup helped win the day at Midway.
Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap..