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Pearl Harbor Attack


Learn more about the Japanese attack on Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Get the basic facts and figures in this easy-to-read article.

Pearl Harbor: An Eyewitness Account
See the attack and the events leading up to it through the eyes of young Army Private Joseph McDonald.

A Personal Journey to the USS Arizona Memorial
Join the Author on a recent trip to the memorial of the battleship that sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killing 1,178 on board.

Why Japan Attacked Pearl Harbor
Trace the history of Japan and its dealings with the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

National Geographic Remembers Pearl Harbor
This EXCELLENT site has a multimedia map, a timeline, survivors' stories, and much more.

My Story: Pearl Harbor
This great site from Scholastic has a timeline, glossary, and a special feature called Meet the Eyewitnesses.

Ginger's Diary
This firsthand account of the Pearl Harbor attack was written by a 17-year-old girl.

Pearl Harbor FAQ
If details are what you want, then this is the site for you. The Navy does its usual competent job in giving facts and figures above and beyond the call to duty.

Read a review of an excellent new book

FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech
Read every word of the famous speech that President Franklin Roosevelt gave the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. You can also listen to it

The Day After Pearl Harbor
What a great idea! This site has audio clips of ordinary Americans being interviewed on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack.

Pearl Harbor Remembered
Well-organized Online Schools page of links covering all manner of details in very convincing fashion

World War II in Asia and the Pacific
The attack on Pearl Harbor was just the beginning. Find out how and why Japan and the U.S. clashed in Asia and the Pacific.

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