Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor

"December 17, 1941, a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was
suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan."

- Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt
At 7:53 AM, the aerial onslaught began with the second wave perpetuated at 8:55. A
radiogram was sent from the Commander in Chief


of the Pacific Fleet: "Airraid on Pearl Harbor. This is no drill." Within two hours, the
carnage had concluded leaving 2,403 people dead in the smoldering ruins. Almost two
hundred planes and eight battleships also laid crippled in the channel.

As horrific as the crime scene was, many people still ponder if it was actually a complete
surprise. Evidence supports the fact that Roosevelt had been warned several times about
Japan's idea to attack the harbor. Many believe that he lured them in by anchoring most of
the Pacific Fleet there. Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt was not a moral man, and he wanted to
go to war. In addition, most of the ships left in Hawaii were old and outdated. Japan did
us a favor by destroying our recycled garbage.

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