20 facts about pearl harbor

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What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan Demuth

A terrifying attack!

On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.
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The attack of December 7, is one of the best-studied events of the 20th century. Yet there are many Pearl Harbor facts that remain largely unknown.
Patricia Brennan Demuth

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

Japan's deadly surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, launched without a declaration of war, made 7 December "a date which will live in infamy", declared President Franklin D Roosevelt. Early that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese planes sank or damaged 21 warships and destroyed more than planes on nearby airfields; more than 2, Americans were killed. But how much do you know about the attack and its consequences? Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley shares 12 lesser-known facts…. Japanese forces landed in northern Malaya, then a British colony, a couple of hours before the Pearl Harbor attack; meanwhile a larger Japanese force was disembarking off neutral Thailand. And Japan had already been engaged in a full-scale war against China for four-and-a-half years.

Learn about 39 interesting Pearl Harbor facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7,
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27. Preparation is the Key to Success

Here are a few things you might not know about the attack that both started and in a certain sense ended a war. Planning for the attack began in early under Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto. The Japanese trained for a year, adapted equipment and gathered intelligence. The plan was approved on November 5th. The goal of the attack was to buy time for the Japanese to strengthen its position before the Americans built enough ships to prevent Japanese victory, prevent America from interfering with their conquest of the South East Asia, and to demoralize America so that they would give in to Japanese interests. The attack on Pearl Harbor was on a Sunday. The Japanese specifically chose to attack on a Sunday because they thought the Americans would be more relaxed and less vigilant on a weekend.

Sure, we all know the date and the famous quote Dec. Of the eight battleships targeted during the attacks, all but two were eventually repaired and returned to the U. Navy's fleet. Furthermore, bullet holes and damage from the attacks can be seen to this day at many of the active military installations on Oahu, including Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Hickam Army Air Field. Rather than being repaired or covered up, the bullet holes serve as a reminder of the lives lost that day and as motivation for our military to stand strong still. Survivors of the attack have the option to join their lost comrades and make Pearl Harbor their final resting place.

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