Battles Won and Lost

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Battles Won and Lost: The Battle of Midway, 1942
The Battle of Midway, 1942
Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  June 30, 2020

This episode explores battles decided by access to resources and how, whether the battle is won or lost, the outcome can still lead to ultimate defeat. Control over resources and access to supply lines could decide the outcome of a campaign. This is seen in Germany's return to the Ardennes forest, their ability to win the Battle of the Bulge depending on the element of surprise, instead stretching them beyond their capacity to sustain a longer fight. And the Battle of Midway, where Japan's loss of skilled officers marked the beginning of their slow march to surrender.

This episode explores battles decided by access to resources and how, whether the battle is won or lost, the outcome can still lead to ultimate defeat. Control over resources and access to supply lines could decide the outcome of a campaign. This is seen in Germany's return to the Ardennes forest, their ability to win the Battle of the Bulge depending on the element of surprise, instead stretching them beyond their capacity to sustain a longer fight. And the Battle of Midway, where Japan's loss of skilled officers marked the beginning of their slow march to surrender.

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