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Dec 7 2011

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

by Joseph M

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy in a surprise assault which caused the deaths of 2,402 Americans (with 1,282 wounded) and the destruction of numerous American ships and aircraft.  The attack was intended to prevent the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with Imperial Japanese ambitions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, but instead it resulted in the formal entrance of the U.S. into World War II.  Today, the USS Arizona Memorial on the island of Oahu honors the lives lost on the day of the attack.

Click here to see a catalog listing of our books about Pearl Harbor and learn more about this pivotal event in 20th century history.

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