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Thanks to the American code breakers at “Station Hypo” on Oahu, led by the brilliant and quirky Joe Rochefort, American naval leaders knew of Yamamoto’s plan to attack Midway.  This knowledge turned hunter into prey and prey into hunter.  When Fleet Commander Chuichi Nagumo and the Japanese attack fleet arrived, they discovered they had sailed into an ambush.  The result was the crucial Battle of Midway, in which it could be argued that the direction of the Pacific War changed in just five minutes.  Join James and Scott as they narrate the exciting and decisive Battle of Midway.

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