Monday, December 5, 2011

Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor, is a date that will live in infamy. It happened seventy years ago this year. We have a display in our lobby featuring pictures and replica newspapers. At 7:55 AM (local time) nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left almost 3,000 dead. Nearly the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack brought about immediate US entry into World War Two. Our collection includes film and books for you to explore this date in history.

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