Pearl Harbor: The Days That Followed

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GOt a A Pearl Harbor - The Days Leading Up to the Attack and the Days that Followed Sherilyn Samson Post University Pearl Harbor - The Days Leading Up to the Attack and the Days that Followed December 7, 1941 is the day that Japan attacked Hawaii. This attack on Pearl Harbor is remembered as “a date which will live in infamy”, made famous from Roosevelt’s speech on December 8, 1941; where he asked our congress to declared war on Japan. (Rosenburg, 2014) Up until this day, the United States had reported themselves as a neutral power, but that may not be quite the “truth”. We will review activities that show how the US in fact had been actively participating in the war and know that…show more content…
1942, Air raid. Pearl Harbor. This is not drill." Adm. Nagumo To: Pearl Harbor Attack Force Date: 7 Dec. 1941, Brilliant success was achieved for our country through the splendid efforts of you men. But we still have a great way to go. After this victory we must tighten the straps of our helmets and go onward, determined to continue our fight until the final goal has been won." How contrasting were these files, which were collected, formatted, and edited by Larry W. Jewel? The US troops in Hawaii had no idea of this impending doom, whereas in the Japanese communication of success, it is clear their planning and secrecy made this moment all possible. (Jewell, 1941) Prior to December 7, 1941 the United States had been engaged in several other military strikes. Pearl Harbor was the catalyst that pushed the US to approve going to what. Look at these examples: 1. December 1937, USS Panay was sunk in Yangtze River by Japan, who paid the US $2M and apologized for this incident. 3 deaths and 45 injured in this

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