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Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy: An Illustrated History by Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed it "A day that will live in infamy"-December 7, 1941, the one date from the Second World War that almost every American knows by heart. Pearl Harbor is the definitive illustrated account of that momentous day. No other battle of the Pacific War was better documented in photographs than was Pearl Harbor. Everyone has seen some of these images, but few are aware of just how many there are-including many that have never been published. Official government photographers were busy that morning, but so were countless service personnel and shocked civilians. Even the Japanese navy photographed their preparations and the launch of the attack fleet. The visual record of the day includes not just stunning black-and-white shots but also vivid color photos showing the American fleet under attack and burning. Pearl Harbor makes lavish use of these historical photos to vividly re-create what it felt like to be there during every key moment of the battle. A compelling narrative by noted naval historian Dan Van der Vat explains the causes and background of the attack. Moving first-person reminiscences of persons who were there-Japanese and Americans, military and civilians, adults and children-give the pictures even greater immediacy.
Call Number: D 767.92 .V36 2001
Days of Infamy by Takes a look at “what would have happened if” focusing on the battle of wits between Yamamoto and Halsey. The book follows the events that transpired after Pearl Harbor.
Call Number: PS3557.I4945 D39 2008
Dec. 7 1941 by With all the dramatic readability of a novel, Prange provides a richly detailed, chronological account of the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Advertising in Army, Navy, Air Force Times, Military History and World War II magazines.
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Battle of Midway by Pivotal moments in American history series: American and Japanese naval operations in the Pacific during World War II
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Commemorating Pearl Harbor
opens new windowBreakPoint: From Pearl Harbor to Salvation: Mitsuo Fuchida and Jacob DeShazer by John Stonestreet & Anne Morse
Today, we remember that “day of infamy” that launched the United States into a world war. But it also launched two young airmen on a path to forgiveness and salvation.
Seventy-seven years ago today, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on a U.S. naval base in Hawaii called Pearl Harbor. The next day, President Roosevelt addressed Congress and a shocked nation:
Yesterday, December 7, 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.
FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech
“Yesterday, December 7, 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.” Read the earlier drafts which reveal how FDR crafted the message he would deliver to Congress and the world on December 8th 1941.
Audio of FDR's Dec. 8, 1941 Speech
Posted by FDR Presidential Library
Eyewitness to a "Day of Infamy": Commemorating Pearl Harbor
A series of letters written by a civilian, Beth Slingerland, as she watched the attack from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor, digitized by the National Museum of American History.