Dec. 7, 2014 — Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor when Japan bombed the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored in Hawaii.
This “Day of Infamy” was unprovoked and ultimately drew this nation into World War II.
At exactly 7:55 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese torpedoes started ripping open battleships anchored alongside Ford Island. Within two hours, some 20 ships were sunk or damaged and 164 planes destroyed.
Of the 2,400 who died, nearly half were killed in a matter of seconds aboard the giant USS Arizona battleship, when a bomb detonated the ship’s munitions depot, igniting a conflagration that burned for three days.
Here are some titles from our series:
The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and Home Front
Edited by G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash
The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy’s Life in a Japanese Labor Camp
John K. Stutterheim
Foreword by Mark Parillo
The Church of Greece Under Axis Occupation