pearl harbor

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  • CRY FOR PEACE

    Washington D.C. - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt makes a final appeal to the Emperor of Japan for peace.
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    pearl harbor

  • i spy

    At 7:02 a.m., two Army operators at Oahu's northern shore radar station detect the Japanese air attack approaching and contact a junior officer who disregards their reports, thinking they are American B-17 planes which are expected in from the U.S. west coast.
  • ALERT.. BEWARE

    War Department sends out an alert but uses a commercial telegraph because radio contact with Hawaii is temporarily broken.
  • OOPS TOO LATE

    Delays prevent the alert from arriving at headquarters in Oahu until noontime (Hawaii time) four hours after the attack has already begun.
  • destruction

    japanese destroyed almost 20 American naval vessels, eight enormous battleships included, and approximately 200 airplanes.
  • attack

    japan launch attack on pearl harbor.
  • sinking ship

    battleship uss arizona explaoded and sank with more than 1,000 men trapped inside after a bomb landed in her forward ammunition magazine.
  • offbalance

    With 400 sailors aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma's shell was pierced by torpedoes she lost her balance, rolled onto her side and slipped underwater.
  • mass destruction

    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paralyzed or destroyed 18 American ships and nearly 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were also destroyed.
  • resilience

    The U.S. Navywas able to rebound very quickly from the attack.
  • retaliation

    The United States and Britain declare war on Japan with President Roosevelt calling December 7, "a date which will live in infamy..."
  • after math

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan the day after the assault.
  • authorization

    the declaration was approved with one dissenting vote, by Congress.
  • war

    war was declare by Germany and Italy on the United States. The European and Southeast Asian wars have now become a global conflict with the Axis powers; Japan, Germany and Italy, united against America, Britain, France, and their Allies.
  • new admiral

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz becomes the new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.