I’ve blogged before about how a number of scenes scattered in This Corner of the Universe are inspired by real events in military history. (For a summary of those posts, check out Best of the Blog – Military History).
Well, military history is a real passion of mine. I’ve watched a lot of documentaries, read a number of memoirs and historical accounts of wars, battles, and even equipment from the perspectives of the various factions and combatants involved. Today I want to give a shout-out to a Youtube channel I found recently that I think puts out truly quality work.
The channel is Montemayor, and I’m a big fan. His videos on some WWII naval battles are extremely well done. I thought I knew all about the Battle of Midway, the Battle of Savo Island, and others from books and other accounts I’ve read or watched over the years. Each of these videos from Montemayor gave me a fresh perspective. As an example, below I’ve linked his Part 1 of 2 on the Battle of Midway, told from the Japanese perspective:
If you are a student of military history, I encourage you to check out the channel.