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  ::Pearl Harbour::
If a catastrophic blow could be struck against America at Pearl Harbour, then the Japanese surmised that America would pull out of the region leaving it free for the Japanese to continue their expansion in the Far East.
Admiral Husband Kimmel (the naval commander at Pearl Harbour) and General Walter Short (head of the army at Pearl Harbour) were held responsible by the American government for not taking the necessary precautions despite the worsening diplomatic relations between Japan and America.
One crew member of the 'Tangiers' also reported that the chain that was always put across the mouth at the entrance to Pearl Harbour at night for added security against a sea borne attack, was not secured on the night of December 6th.
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PEARL HARBOR ATTACK 497 The question of the wisdom of the foreign policy pursued by the Government of the United States is excluded by the terms of the committee's instructions.
The fleet was stationed at Pearl Harbor in a large measure, if not entirely, for the purpose of exercising a deterring effect on the aggressive propensities of the Japanese Government during the diplomatic negotiations and of making the Government more likely to yield to the diplomatic representations of the United States in matters of policy.
PEARL HARBOR ATTACK 533 On this subject the Committee has before it hundreds of pages of testimony, exhibits, and documents in which conflicting views are expressed by men presumably of competence and understanding as to he sufficiency or insufficiency of the war warnings to General Short and Admiral Kimmel.
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 Remembering Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor, the United States' center for military action in the Pacific Ocean, was almost completely destroyed.
The Pacific Fleet first arrived at Pearl Harbor naval base on April 2, 1940, and were scheduled to return to the United States mainland around May 9, 1940.
The Pacific Fleet was to be used as a defensive measure to direct Japan's attention away from Southeast Asia by: (a) capturing the Caroline and Marshall Islands, (b) disrupting Japanese trade routes, and (c) defending Guam, Hawaii, and the United States mainland.
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 Pearl Harbor Revisionism
One of the difficulties in discussing the issues related to Pearl Harbor is the recent hijacking of the word "revisionism" by certain groups, particularly the Holocaust deniers.
Pearl Harbor revisionism is historical scholarship which disputes the official Administration judgement that the unreadiness of US forces when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was solely the fault of the local commanders in Hawaii, Admiral Kimmel and his colleague in the Army, General Walter C. Short.
First Order revisionism holds President Franklin D. Roosevelt personally responsible for the debacle at Pearl Harbor and regards him as having used the incident as a means to get the United States involved in the War and subsequentely used the Hawaiian commanders as scapegoats to shift public attention away from the activities of the Administration.
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 Hawaii - The Pearl Harbor Story              
Pearl Harbor was the objective of their attack.
Some dove on Pearl Harbor from the west, strafing the Marine Airfield at Ewa, others from the north hitting Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Field as they came in low towards their main target, and the rest zoomed in from the east past Diamond Head.
For generations the land surrounding Pearl Harbour was subject to natural erosion and the attrition of "civilization" which allowed much of the harbour to be filled with mud.
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 Pearl Harbour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl Harbor, the famous naval facility in Hawaii
Pearl Harbour, New Zealand, a small cove in the South Island
This expression is therefore also somewhat offensive to Americans as well as to the Japanese, as it references Japanese pilots in their fighter aeroplanes at Pearl Harbor.
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 December 7, 1941 - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor - 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.
Pearl Harbor is not on a state on high alert.
Both senior commanders at Pearl Harbor; Navy Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, and Army Lt. General Walter C. Short, were relieved of their duties following the attack.
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 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Pearl Harbor": Bombs away!
The heroism of "Pearl Harbor" is unsullied by anything as mundane as patriotism -- it's hard to figure out if Bay and screenwriter Randall Wallace ("Braveheart," "The Man in the Iron Mask") think flag-waving is uncool or in bad taste or both.
"Pearl Harbor" is all lovin' and kissin' and brave fighter pilots, when it's not screaming men being blasted from their ships.
Wallace's narrative uses the bombing of Pearl Harbor as a backdrop for the story of the deep and lasting friendship between Rafe (Ben Affleck) and Danny (Josh Hartnett), who have been buddies since they were little squirts.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2001/05/25/pearl_harbor   (744 words)

 Pearl Harbour Movie Discussion
Pearl Harbour is the best i hope then can come out wit a part 2 and i hope they put Ben in it.
Pearl harbour is the b***ocks of a film it is exellent.You havnt lived if you havnt seen it.well almost.I would also just like to say Ben affleck is so mighty fine.
Pearl Harbour was the only movie in which I came close to crying, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett are so Handsome and they have the BEST Muscular bodies.
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 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
GRAND ALLIANCE p 603) Churchill's entire discussion of Pearl Harbor was a justification of treason, e.g.: "A Japanese attack upon the U.S. was a vast simplification of (FDR's and advisors') problems and their duty.
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 Pearl Harbor: Amerika raakt betrokken bij de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Pearl Harbor: Amerika raakt betrokken bij de Tweede Wereldoorlog
De aanval op Pearl Harbor door de Japanners op 7 december 1941 was de directe aanleiding voor Amerika om betrokken te raken bij de Tweede Wereldoorlog.
Roosevelt en Hull weigerden weer, waardoor Japan besloot dat oorlog onvermijdelijk was, en Pearl Harbor was het eerste doelwit.
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 Pearl Harbor Attack: Index of Action Reports
The key elements in Yamamoto's plans were meticulous preparation, the achievement of surprise, and the use of aircraft carriers and naval aviation on an unprecedented scale.
American technological skill raised and repaired all but three of the ships sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor (the USS Arizona (BB-39) considered too badly damaged to be salvaged, the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) raised and considered too old to be worth repairing, and the obsolete USS Utah (AG-16) considered not worth the effort).
Most importantly, the shock and anger caused by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor united a divided nation and was translated into a wholehearted commitment to victory in World War II.
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 Pearl Harbour
Pearl Harbor is an inlet of the island off Oahu, Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor is a site for one of United States most important naval bases.
Pearl Harbor was put into history on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked it.
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 Pearl Harbour becomes a love story for Japanese - Telegraph
As a result, Pearl Harbour will play on patriotic sentiments when it is promoted in the United States, while in Japan it will be more sensitively billed as "a compelling human drama, touching love story, [with] big stars [and] big action", according to Hideo Suzuki, the head of marketing at BVI.
Pearl Harbour, which was directed by Michael Bay (whose previous box-office hits include Armageddon) and stars Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and the British actress Kate Beckinsale, premieres in the US on May 23 and opens in Japan in July.
The "sneak attack" is blamed in the film on a small military clique in Tokyo, with the Japanese people and even the commander of the Pearl Harbour attack force shown to be firmly opposed to war.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/04/22/wpearl22.xml   (817 words)

 Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu, had been used by the US Navy since the early part of the twentieth century.
Yamamoto's plan was eventually agreed by the Japanese Imperial Staff in the autumn and the strike force under the command of Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo sailed from the Kurile Islands on 26th November, 1941.
Surely it was not the humane concern for Japan's bombing of civilians that led to Roosevelt's outraged call for war - Japan's attack on China in 1937, her bombing of civilians at Nanking, had not provoked the United States to war.
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 Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
The U.S. Fleet's Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese Navy secretly sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power than had ever been seen on the World's oceans.
However, the memory of the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor fueled a determination to fight on.
Once the Battle of Midway in early June 1942 had eliminated much of Japan's striking power, that same memory stoked a relentless war to reverse her conquests and remove her, and her German and Italian allies, as future threats to World peace.
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 Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)
Japanese bombs had scarcely stopped falling on Pearl Harbor before shocked and angry Americans were calling for an investigation of the catastrophe, one of the most sudden and complete defeats in United States history.
Three years later, after the Army Pearl Harbor Board and Navy Inquiry announced its findings, one man from Rhode Island summed up the feelings of the American people:"The Government's cover-up of the responsibility for that catastrophe has done more to undermine morale than any other single event of the past three years.
The evidence presented by John Toland suggests that Pearl Harbor was a crisis created by the U.S. government on December 7, 1941 to manipulate public opinion and sway the American people into going to war.
www.globalresearch.ca /articles/WOO203A.html   (1306 words)

 The Aloha Insider: Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pearl Harbor is still an active Navy base and is the headquarters for the United States Pacific Fleet.
We suggest that Americans visiting Pearl Harbor resist the temptation to write their Congressmen a strongly worded letter about the courtesy shown to Japanese visitors.
Pearl Harbor is about six miles west of Honolulu.
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 Gathering could be the last for Pearl Harbour survivors - World - smh.com.au
Apology … Japanese pilot Zenji Abe, at the Pearl Harbour memorial on Thursday, said he thought his government had declared war before he started bombing.
PEARL HARBOUR, Hawaii: One by one, ageing survivors from ships sunk 65 years ago in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour laid wreaths under lifebuoys honouring their ships.
Apology and#133; Japanese pilot Zenji Abe, at the Pearl Harbour memorial on Thursday, said he thought his government had declared war before he started bombing.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pearl Harbor is a ball, a square, a city, a village, a fool and a loop.
When the Japanese military machine launched an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 they proved to the world that they were indeed the flesh and blood manifestation of cowardice.
Up till then Japan had never met the manifestation of undaunted determination of another nation to seek not only retribution for a large scale cowardly act but also face the consequences for an unspeakable reign of terror imposed upon their neighbors motivated by an insatiable imperialistic appetite.
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 CTV.ca | Pearl Harbour survivors mark attack anniversary
Goodyear was a 23-year-old petty officer in 1941 whose life was saved when, after he jumped into the burning waters of the harbour, someone threw him a line from the USS Maryland and he was able to pull himself up.
The USS Oklahoma suffered the second-highest number of Pearl Harbor casualties, behind the USS Arizona, where most of its 1,177 killed crewmen remain entombed after the ship sank.
When it sank, the Oklahoma was anchored off Ford Island on Battleship Row in the middle of the harbour, next to the USS Maryland.
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 THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It was the Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor, and it began the United States' direct participation in World War II and ended the careers of the islands' two top military commanders, both of whom had stellar service jackets.
His ``Days of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor,'' documenting for the first time the real lack of intelligence information given to Kimmel and Short, continues to draw both raves, from supporters, and objections, from those who flatly say there was no conspiracy to deprive the two commanders of needed information.
The Congressional resolution cites a number of government Pearl Harbor inquiries and notes, for example, that a 1995 Department of Defense study concluded ``Army and Navy officials in Washington were privy to intercepted Japanese diplomatic communications...
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 Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941
Attack At Pearl Harbor - The White House Reacts
Although stunned by the attack at Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Fleet's aircraft carriers, submarines and, most importantly, its fuel oil storage facilities emerged unscathed.
These assets formed the foundation for the American response that led to victory at the Battle of Midway the following June and ultimately to the total destruction of the Japanese Empire four years later.
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 Pearl Harbor | The Brunching Shuttlecocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pearl Harbor is all about bombs- bombs destroying battleships, bombs pummeling airfields, bombs tearing apart hospitals and schools and churches.
Yes, the effects are amazing, yes the battle over Pearl Harbor is fantastic, and yes the battle lasts for almost an hour and manages to bomb the living crapola out of everyone and their stepmother.
Sadly, there's over two more hours to this movie, and they are so dreadful to sit through that you begin tearing the flesh off of your eye-sockets to relieve the pain.
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 Pearl Harbor Attacked - Expert information and serious discussion on the attack of Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Attacked - Expert information and serious discussion on the attack of Pearl Harbor.
I want to introduce you to a very talented student from Bernie, MO. Meet Zach M. Zach, a 7th grader, chose 'Pearl Harbor' as his project topic and as you can see, with much time and effort has done quite well for himself.
Just to let you know, I won 1st place with my Pearl Harbor project at Districts, and will be going to state on April 14th.
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 Today in History: December 7
A hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander in Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base.
Naval Dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Concentrating on subjects like aircraft factories, training for war, women in the workforce, and the armed forces, the OWI documented and celebrated American patriotism in the military and on the homefront.
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 Pearl Harbour
The second claim is that FDR and his closet civilian and military colleagues knew in advance that the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor, and when, and did nothing to to assure the defense of Hawaiian military bases.
Likewise, the cutoff of oil and scrap iron to Japan, the freezing of her financial assets and other steps were aimed at drawing an aggressive response.
The assertion that the Pearl Harbor attack was known in advance by FDR rests on Stinneett's exhaustive research into the records of the U.S. military's monitoring of Japanese military broadcasts.
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 Pearl Harbour & the Explosions : Pearl Harbour & the Explosions - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Pearl Harbour & the Explosions : Pearl Harbour & the Explosions
Outfits like the Avengers, the Dils, or the Nuns risked being isolated and marginalized for sticking to their hard-and-fast guns, while anyone with a skinny tie and an ear for bouncy pop tunes had at least one or two shots at mainstream success.
Judging by the record they made, Harbour and bandmates had no qualms about cruising the new wave highway to heavy rotation.
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