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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Real Truth About The Pearl Harbor Attack

Above, the wall of name of those who died at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

While in Hawaii last May, we paid a visit to Pearl Harbor. It is where the U.S. was hit by a surprise attack by Imperial Japan.

We were shuttled from the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to Pearl Harbor by bus. There, our tour guide led us to the visitor center and distributed our tickets for the boat shuttle to the sunken U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. We toured the many exhibits at the visitor center while waiting for our appointed time for the boat shuttle.

Above, the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan Info has posted an article on "The Real Truth Nobody Ever Told You About the Attack on Pearl Harbor".

It begins with:
All of us know the story of Pearl Harbor. America was isolationist and wanted nothing to do with the World War II that was raging in Europe. Japan and Germany were working hand in hand to spread throughout their respective spheres of influence. A small part of the Japanese government, knowing that America was their greatest threat to spreading more into Asia, decided to attack Pearl Harbor suddenly, without warning, and totally unprovoked. America was totally caught off guard by this attack of a country they thought was a friend. That was the story I grew up hearing. But there is one problem with it… None of it is true. This is the truth of Pearl Harbor.
Above, a view of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial from the visitor center. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I have no real disagreements with the article, although it is a tad biased in tone. But, it is historically accurate.

To read more, go here.

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