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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 04:15 PM

Pearl Harbor attack pics

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8938657/The-70th-anniversary-of-the-Japanese-attack-on-Pearl-Harbour.html

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. And yet the attack was a falure.

Only 3 ships were non repairable (BB39 USS Arizona,BB37 USS Oklahoma,AG16 USS Utah) and in fact all the BB's that were damaged most were battle ready within a year. They failed to hit the sub pens , workshops, and fuel depots. The loss of these would mean that the islands would be unable to raise, repair, fuel or rearm the fleet.

USS Oklahoma being righted 19 March 1943

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. The pic of the women putting out a fire at Pearl isn't from Dec '41. It's from a drill later in WW2.

That one got debunked last year. It's supposedly inspirational, showing women of diverse backgrounds, and make a powerful counterpoint to the Iwo Jima flagraising photo. But there were virtually no women on US naval bases prior to 1942.

Still, it tells an important story of how the war changed gender roles in America.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. A courageous attack on a military base...

Soon afterwards, the idea of only striking military targets would become a thing of the romantic past.

Surprising still to me that it is spoken of as such a shameful act considering that the Japanese only after military targets.

Surely not as inhuman of an act as the firebombing of Tokyo or the dropping of two nuclear devices on civilian populations.

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