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Remembering Pearl Harbor

7th December 2014

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.

It was the most devastating foreign attack on U.S. soil until September 11, 2001.

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

A Pact with Vichy: Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration
Emanuel Rota

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
Panteleymon Anastasakis

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Pearl Harbor