This week we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the Navy and the nation's most historically significant naval victory. Naval History and Heritage Command presents this mini-documentary featuring original artwork, photos, and video footage from one of the greatest naval battles the world had ever witnessed. Written and narrated by Capt. Jerry Hendrix, Ph.D. and director, Naval History and Heritage Command, it's a great way to quickly understand the battle. The Battle of Midway: Regarded as a critical turning point in the Pacific during World War II, June 4-7 is a time to celebrate and honor the fighting spirit and sacrifice of those who fought fearlessly against an honorable and formidable opponent.
Hollywood legend Gene Kelly stars in this 1945 Navy training film dramatizing the condition known at the time as "combat fatigue." The film delves into the symptoms and treatment of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kelly had been commissioned a year earlier as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-1