The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will host a screening of "Midway," the story of the Battle of Midway told by the leaders and sailors who fought it.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Six months later, as the Japanese navy once again planned a strike against American ships in the Pacific, the Battle of Midway commenced. For the next three days, the U.S. Navy and a squad of brave fighter pilots engaged the enemy in one of the most important and decisive battles of World War II.
The screening will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session with Dr. William Leeman, associate professor in the Department of History.