Hawaii, 7. Dezember 1941, kurz vor 8 Uhr morgens: Japanische Torpedobomber der ersten Angriffswelle stürzen sich auf die amerikanische Pazifikflotte in Pearl Harbor. Zum zweiten Mal in 30 Jahren wird ein Krieg zum Weltkrieg. Der Angriff auf Pearl Harbor kostete über 2400 amerikanische Soldaten das Leben, zahlreiche Schiffe und Flugzeuge wurden beschädigt. Einen Tag später erklärte der amerikanische Kongress Japan den Krieg. Am 11. Dezember antwortete Deutschland mit der Kriegserklärung an die USA. Anschaulich und lebendig schildert Takuma Melber Vorgeschichte, Verlauf und Folgen des japanischen Überfalls, um den sich zahlreiche Verschwörungstheorien ranken, und lässt die dramatischen Ereignisse in Nahaufnahmen der historischen Akteure wieder lebendig werden. Anders als die meisten westlichen Autoren bezieht er dabei auch die Perspektive der japanischen Angreifer mit ein.
When December 7, 1941, dawned in Hawaii, no one expected that by the end of the day, the U.S. Pacific Fleet would lie in ruins and the United States would be at war. That morning, in just over an hour and a half, the planes of the Japanese First Carrier Striking Force sank or severely damaged 18 American warships lying at anchor at the Pearl Harbor naval base on the island of Oahu. This single air raid on a single morning altered the history of the United States and forever changed the way Americans thought about the world. The Attack on Pearl Harbor examines the history leading up to the attack, the specifics of the raid itself, and the consequences of what then-president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called 'a date which will live in infamy'.
Without the Japanese attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the United States might never have entered World War II. Instead, the American public clamored for a declaration of war against Japan, which soon led to combat with Italy and Germany as well. The motivations for Japan to attack the United States and the repercussions of the event, including the internment of Japanese-Americans, are thoroughly discussed in this valuable book. Actual wartime photographs and absorbing anecdotes will inspire history buffs and anyone interested in this time period.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor a second time in March 1942 during Operation K, it was the longest shore-based bombing mission of the war, lasting nearly 36 hours and covering more than 4,750 miles. The operation involved two Kawanashi H8K "Emily" flying boats taking off from the Marshall Islands and using submarines to refuel. Although their bombing was ineffective because of cloud cover over Pearl Harbor, according to the author, the attack nevertheless affected the American defense posture. A longtime reporter and aviation journalist, Steve Horn not only provides a wealth of new material and technical data in his book, he also tells an exciting story, and his work will appeal to a broad audience wanting to learn about the rarer aspects of the Pacific campaign. Among the other Japanese missions he describes are the bombing of the continental United States by a tiny floatplane launched from a submarine, and the launching of thousands of bomb-carrying balloons, intended to ride the jet stream across the Pacific and create panic and terror in American cities. Horn explains that when the Japanese could not determine what effect these "wind weapons" were having on their enemy, they stopped producing them. The war's end, he says, halted a plan to bomb the Panama Canal. In chronicling these mostly unknown plans and operations, the author adds an important dimension to the historical record.
Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft and ships attacked the US military base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Following the attack, the United States would officially enter World War II, and people around the country would join together to support the war effort. But for those at Pearl Harbor, the war began when the attack did. Pilots, navy officers, nurses, and civilians quickly took action. These brave heroes worked to defend Pearl Harbor. They cared for casualties and worked to repair the damage. Read more about the courageous people who experienced this tragic event.
ÒNothing previously published has offered such a close examination of Japanese strategy . . . an in-depth study of the Japanese planning, preparation and execution of the attack with particular focus on factors not thoroughly considered by other historians, if at all . . . detailed analyses that lead to a much better understanding of what the Japanese did, why they did it, and especially how the attack was very nearly an abject failure instead of a stunning success."ÑNaval Institute Proceedings "For seven decades, conventional wisdom has extolled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as brilliant in its planning and execution . . . this masterful analysis topples that pillar of Pacific War history . . . with its amazing depth of meticulous research and analysis, this forceful book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Pearl Harbor."ÑWorld War II "The first militarily professional description of the Pearl Harbor attack, and for those who are serious about military history and operations, it is a joy to read. . . . a superb military analysis of the attack . . . not only renders all other histories of Pearl Harbor obsolete, it has set the bar high for other histories of the Pacific War."ÑWar In History
This work is designed as a reference tool for researchers investigating the what, when, and why of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The book provides, for the first time, a cross-referencing and indexing of the total record of testimony and evidence that was compiled and published by the U.S. Congress following U.S. investigations into the Pearl Harbor attack. Transcripts from the postwar hearings contain significant information about the diplomatic background of the hostilities, the first look at the crypto-analytic activities of the U.S. military, and many of the communications between Washington D.C. and Pearl Harbor. Eyewitness accounts of the Japanese attack and information on the United States response to the attack are also found in these records. The many hundreds of citations for such persons as President Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, and Admiral Stark are generated from nearly 30,000 pages of testimony and evidential material, and have been assembled into main and subcategories to aid the researcher. The citations involving President Roosevelt, for example, are made up of over 50 subcategories. This work cites all persons connected to the Pearl Harbor attack, all ships involved, and it contains many letters, memoranda, messages, and dispatches which are listed chronologically. To distinguish ship names from people, warships from merchant ships, and people from places, the Index uses the various type fonts that appeared in Samuel Eliot Morison's Vol. 15 (General Index) of "The History of United States Naval Operations in World War II." This volume is suitable for Government Deposit libraries, college and research libraries, public libraries, and federal government offices.
Tells the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the United States' reaction to the event. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A collection of vivid firsthand accounts of the bombing of Pearl Harbor features the words of the people who were there as they describe the shock, the chaos, and the fear of their experiences. Reprint.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy." Follow the soldiers and politicians, both in the US and Japan, through the course of this awful day which marked the United States' entrance into World War II. This graphic non-fiction book tells the story of this fateful day.
Examines from both the American and Japanese points of view the political and military events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor
The Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was one of the worst defeats in US military history. It began a string of Japanese successes that seemed to threaten the security of the United States. Many US citizens and government leaders were on the verge of panic. But the attack was probably Japan's biggest mistake. At the time, most Americans did not want to go to war. The anger and outrage that followed the attack swept away those objections, unified the country and made the US determined to win the war.
This book describes the events which took place on the day of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor which led to the USA entering the Second World War on the side of the Allies. It also looks at the build up to the attack, including Japan's motives, and then goes on to examine the legacy of the attack and how the war in the Pacific played out until the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima which ended World War II. Throughout the book moment-in-time panels bring a sense of immediacy to the reader by using eye-witness accounts of certain events. Including photographs to really bring the subject to life.
On December 7, 1941 the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor. A reluctant nation was pushed into World War II by the surprise attack which killed thousands of American sailors and soldiers, nearly destroyed the United States Navy. In this book, authors Nathan Anthony and Robert Gardner offer a clear description of the attack on Pearl Harbor, from early Japanese spying operations to a detailed account of the key events of that fateful day.
Explores the relationship between the United States and Japan that led to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941, and to the United States' entry into World War II.
Every battle has two sides, and the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II is no different. Experience the event from perspecitve of the Americans, and then read the perspective of the Japanese. A deeper understanding of the battle from both sides will give readers a clearer view of this historic event.
Traces events leading up to and resulting from the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on American battleships at Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II.
LIFE commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
This book relays factual details of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 through multiple accounts of the event. Readers learn details through the point of view of a U.S. Soldier at Pearl Harbor, a Japanese military commander, and a Hawaiian worker near the military base. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various narrative perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.