07 December 2023

Beginning Of Infamy

82 years ago, this moment, the first wave of Imperial Japanese Navy bombers began their attack on Pearl Harbor and awakened a sleeping giant.

Less than four years later they unconditionally surrendered on the deck of USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Appropriately, Missouri is currently berthed next to USS Arizona today.

2 comments:

  1. The Japanese should have known what would happen. One of the wrap up chapters in Shattered Sword quotes a June 1941 exchange between Admiral Stark the CNO and Admiral Nomura the Japanese Ambassador. I need to get the exact quote again but the gist was attack us and your empire will be destroyed, you will have a period of victories followed by losses you cannot recover from and your navy will be crushed. He called it accurately, I doubt even Yamamoto was pessimistic enough to think that the USN would be shelling the Japanese Home Islands in 1945

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