Episode 80: Midway

This week sees the welcome return of Ray Harris Jr from the long-running History of WWII Podcast as we examine 2019’s Midway, derided by critics yet loved by audiences. Not for the first time, we side very much with the audience and find ourselves surprised by director Roland Emmerich and writer Wes Tooke’s efforts to be as accurate as possible. Naturally, for an HbH featured movie, it stars Woody Harrelson too. It’s a long episode but we hope it’s worthy of your time.

This week sees the welcome return of Ray Harris Jr from the long-running History of WWII Podcast as he joins Martin to examine 2019’s Midway, derided by critics yet loved by audiences. Not for the first time, we side very much with the audience and find ourselves surprised by director Roland Emmerich and writer Wes Tooke’s efforts to be as accurate as possible. Naturally, for an HbH featured movie, it stars Woody Harrelson too. It’s a long episode but we hope it’s worthy of your time.

Ray Harris’ WWII Podcast

https://worldwariipodcast.net/

 

Last Mission to Tokyo by Michel Paradis on James Doolittle’s raid:

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Mission-Tokyo-Extraordinary-Doolittle/dp/1501104713/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=last+mission+to+tokyo&qid=1600525290&sr=8-1

 

Rear-Admiral Edwin Layton’s book on being Nimitz’s intelligence officer:

https://www.amazon.com/Was-There-Breaking-Secrets-Harbor/dp/1568523475/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=edwin+layton&qid=1600525159&sr=8-3

 

Author: History by Hollywood

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