Tuesday, December 7, 2010

69 Years Ago

69 years ago today, shortly before 8:00 a.m. local time, the Japanese attacked, and World War II began in earnest for the United States.

Sometime today, I'll watch Tora! Tora! Tora!. In my opinion, the best depiction of the attack on film.

National Geographic has a great page of Pearl Harbor stuff. (h.t. ThreeGirlDad)

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Doug Hibbard said...

At the LRAFB air show in October, we saw the Tora!Tora!Tora! demonstration, they actually use some of the aircraft from the film.

Narration of what happened, low-flying aircraft buzzing around, and pyrotechnics. Very amazing, and a real 3-D experience of probably one-millionth of the chaos. It was overwhelming and awe-inspiring.