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`*`**#2** 67TH  PEARL HARBOR ANNIVERSARY `*`


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Pearl Harbor in 1940-1941;
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`*` 67TH PEARL HARBOR ANNIVERSARY `*`

 -- World War II in the Pacific --
-- Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 --

'SIXTY/SEVEN YEARS AGO > ON THE 7TH OF DECEMBER,1941
 Japanese raid on `Pearl Harbor`
was one of the great defining moments in history.
A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke
removed the United States Navy's battleship force
as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's
southward expansion.

America, unprepared and now considerably weakened,
was abruptly brought into the Second World War
as a full combatant.
Eighteen months earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
had transferred the United States Fleet to Pearl Harbor
as a presumed deterrent to Japanese aggression.

The Japanese military, deeply engaged in the seemingly
endless war it had started against China in mid-1937,
badly needed oil and other raw materials.
Commercial access to these was gradually curtailed as
the conquests continued.

In July 1941 the Western powers effectively halted
trade with Japan.
From then on, as the desperate Japanese schemed to
seize the oil and mineral-rich East Indies and Southeast Asia,
 a Pacific war was virtually inevitable.

By late November 1941, with peace negotiations clearly
approaching an end,
informed U.S. officials (and they were well-informed,
they believed, through an ability to read Japan's diplomatic codes)
fully expected a Japanese attack into the Indies, Malaya
and probably the Philippines. Completely unanticipated
was the prospect that Japan would attack east, as well.

The U.S. Fleet's Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an
aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese Navy secretly
sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power
 than had ever been seen on the World's oceans.

Its planes hit just before 8AM on 7 December.
 
Within a short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor
were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged.

Several other ships and most Hawaii-based combat planes
were also knocked out and over 2400 Americans were dead.
 Soon after, Japanese planes eliminated much of the
American air force in the Philippines, and a Japanese Army
was ashore in Malaya.

These great Japanese successes, achieved without prior
 diplomatic formalities, shocked and enraged the previously
divided American people into a level of purposeful unity
hardly seen before or since.
For the next five months, until the Battle of the Coral Sea
in early May, Japan's far-reaching offensives proceeded
untroubled by fruitful opposition.
American and Allied morale suffered accordingly.
Under normal political circumstances, an accommodation
might have been considered.
However, the memory of the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor
fueled a determination to fight on.
Once the Battle of Midway in early June 1942 had eliminated
much of Japan's striking power,
that same memory stoked a relentless war to reverse her
conquests and remove her, and her German and Italian allies,
as future threats to World peace.

~author unknown~

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`Overall Views of the Pearl Harbor Attack`

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 "Battleship Row" during the 'Infamy Pearl Harbor Attack';

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Attacks off the West Side of Ford Island;

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Attacks in the Navy Yard Area;

Attacks on Airfields and Aerial Combat;

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 Damaged Ships after the Attack;


"REMEMBRANCE OF THE DAY THAT SHALL LIVE IN INFAMY!"
 Video:Pearl Harbor/Faith Hill
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~*`Article & Graphics Presented By:`*~
~`MaryJane Balthazar`~
*2008*-`all rights reserved`

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~*`GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!`*~





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