The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 - "a date which will live in infamy," President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said at the time - was a defining moment in American and world history that led to the outbreak of World War II.
Japan effectively declared war on the United States on that day, in a move that many Americans - then and now - considered unprovoked. But Japan considered the attack inevitable for a number of political and economic reasons, making the conflict more complicated than generally acknowledged.
Images from Life.com commemorating the anniversary include a proposed draft of Roosevelt's "infamous" speech, scenes from Pearl Harbor on the day itself and America's reaction in the days to follow.
allows us technology on a mass scale especially the communication tools and computer, internet, cell phones, satilites ...etc. A desperate act of the end of the last single bible. now we have the information super highway for all mankind equally to share in good faith.
those american soldiers and service men were gentlemen and a warmly welcomed asset to the islands and still are to this day.
Daniel is correct. Over 20 million Russians lost their lives to defeat the Nazis. And concerning why it was that the US waited so long before joining the war effort, a lot of American's were doing business with the Nazis during the war. @o get them to quit their war-profiteering ways, Congress actually had to pass the Trading With The Enemy Act making it a federal offense to help Hitler. Only one man thumbed his nose at this new law and continued to be Hitler's frien. His name was Prescott Bush, the grandfather of you know who.
I visited Pearl Harbor in 2006. the Arizona memorial is VERY thought provoking. When you go to it no one talks. People show respect. it is awe inspiring. God bless all those who fought and died in WWII. Pray for peace
I wonder if Phil is right.
I'm quite pleased with the ifnoramtion in this one. TY!