Midway: the most decisive naval-air battle in the Pacific started as a Japanese trap and ended as an American ambush. What follows is a totally unpredictable conflict, where luck, code-breaking, instinct and massive gambles become decisive. The US Navy execute haphazard and at times, suicidal attacks. The Japanese squander their advantages of better planes and more experienced pilots through bad luck and rigid tactics. It is a true turning point, but at any moment could have gone the other way.