• The Navy made incredible photos to show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea.
    The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m. , resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships and damage to many more.
    Surprised US service members who normally would have slept in on that Sunday morning or enjoyed some recreation found themselves fighting for their lives.
    In 2013, the US Navy remembered the "day of infamy" with a series of photo illustrations overlaying scenes from that horrifying date with...
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  • Here's what President Roosevelt said to his Cabinet after the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Here's what President Roosevelt said to his Cabinet after the attack on Pearl Harbor

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Seventy-seven years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt ushered his Cabinet into his study for what he deemed the "most important" Cabinet meeting since the onset of the Civil War in 1861.
    Pearl Harbor, a naval base in Hawaii, had just been attacked by the Japanese, hastening the US entrance into World War II.
    Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted a readout of the fateful meeting, on the 75th anniversary of the attack.
    Roosevelt told the assembled Cabinet members that the Japanese had to have been planning the attack for weeks, while, at the same time, envoys had asked for a...
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  • Here's what Pearl Harbor was like hours after the devastating Japanese attack on December 7, 1941

    Here's what Pearl Harbor was like hours after the devastating Japanese attack on December 7, 1941

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    December 7, 1941, began like any other Sunday at Pearl Harbor, the US's most important Pacific base. Sailors and airmen slowly roused themselves from sleep as the might of the US fleet sat at anchor across the waterfront.
    No one had an inkling of the devastating Japanese attack that would commence at 7:48 a.m. and leave 2,402 Americans dead.
    "The Japanese bombs did tremendous damage to the immediate strength of America's Pacific airpower, as well as her Pacific sea power, which was based upon Pearl Harbor," a British Movietone narrator says over footage taken just hours after the...
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  • Unforgettable photos from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 77 years ago today

    Unforgettable photos from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 77 years ago today

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Under the South Pacific sun on December 7, 1941, troops serving the US fleet at Pearl Harbor began a calm Sunday morning unaware that Japanese bombers were headed toward America's most important Pacific base.
    There, like a string of pearls draped across the docks and waterfront, was the majority of the US's naval might.
    The devastating Japanese onslaught began around 8 a.m., eventually killing 2,403 Americans and wounding many others, sinking four battleships, and damaging military airfields.
    The Pearl Harbor attack spurred America into World War II, leading ultimately to Allied victory...
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