“Voices of Midway” Film Gives New Perspective of Famous Battle

"Voices of Midway" to open Friday at the Midway Museum in San Diego

A trip to the floating maritime museum on San Diego's Embarcadero will now include viewing a Hollywood-produced movie.

Using letters and interviews, “Voices of Midway” producers tell the story from the perspective of the young men who fought and died in the battle.

“You’re going to hear the words of the young boys who went into the darkness and did not return,” said museum spokesperson Rudy Shapee. “That, we believe, is the heart of the Battle of Midway.”

With its waterfront location and wealth of exhibits, the Midway Museum was recently ranked among the best museums in the United States.

The popular travel website announced its “Travelers’ Choice” awards for museums across the U.S. and the world, as ranked and reviewed by jet-setters.

The museum – set aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers – boasts 60 exhibits and also houses 29 restored aircraft.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 to 12 and $10 for retired military with a valid ID. Children under 5 get in free. Active-duty military personnel can also visit for free, with a valid ID.

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