Pearl Harbor

"a date which will live in infamy"

Pearl Harbor, "a day which will live in infamy", was such a shock to America. On the fateful morning of December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese airplanes surprise attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor destroying 20 vessels, 200 airplanes, killing 2,000 people and wounding another 1,000. The very next day the United States declared war on Japan and three days later Germany and Italy declared war and we were now involved in one of the bloodiest wars the world has ever seen, World War ll.

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