Pearl Harbor Day

7 12 2007

48-star US flag

I can’t imagine anything that would infuriate the Americans more. I fear all that we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

-from Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Today is Pearl Harbor Day in the United States. 66 years ago the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was a surprise to the men and women at Pearl Harbor. It dealt a serious blow to the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet and caused the United States to enter World War II the next day.

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