December 7, 1941 was one of the single most decisive days of World War II - the day that brought the USA into the fight. Six Japanese aircraft carriers unleash their full complements in two waves on the superior US Pacific Fleet as it lay slumbering in Pearl Harbor. The real damage inflicted by the Japanese was staggering, all at the cost of minimal own losses. This book reveals several previously unknown aspects of the attack and dispels key myths that have been built up around the fateful day, (like why Japan cancelled the the third wave). An oil embargo and other measures directed by the US Government. To contain Japan's expansionist ambitions in a world at war, as it was in 1941, it seemed that, sooner or later, a war against Japan, was inevitable, but after Pearl Harbor, this war turned to be into a very personal one, all in one day, that as Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, that would live in infamy.
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