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AdvertisementWhy has the Battle of Midway, one of the most dramatic moments of World War II, received so little attention in popular culture?

Even if, as Benjamin David Baker suggested last year, in strategic terms the Japanese were drawing dead, the momentum of the Japanese Pacific offensive was finished.

And yet Midway has received little popular attention compared to other great military operations of World War II, including most notably D-Day.

The 1976 film Battle of Midway, although somewhat anachronistic for the time period, did relatively well at the box office.

Thirty years ago, the answer to the question might well have been technical: it was exceedingly difficult to shoot realistic-looking World War II naval battles on a plausible budget.

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