Walter Short Essay: The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a very shocking event that devastated a lot of people.
The attack on Pearl Harbor killed many people and damaged a lot of things. Hundreds were killed, but only a few survived the attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor can be remembered because of when it happened, how it happened, and how it affected Americans.
Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. At 7:50 a.m., John Ramsey yelled saying "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR, THIS IS NOT A 53). The
Japanese sent a wave of warplanes at 7:55 a.m. The next attack was exactly one hour later at 8:55
a.m. In those two waves of warplanes, there were 360 warplanes, or 180 in each wave. In those two waves, over 3,580 people were killed. Out of
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There were only a few survivors of this attack. There were 174 out of
360 warplanes destroyed. At the time of the attack, there was a Japanese ambassador in
Washington D.C. feeding the Japanese information about how long it would take the police to get to Pearl Harbor. This surprise attack led to the United States joining World War Il. There were four generals in the attack. Two of the generals were American and two of them were
Japanese. The two generals, Walter Short and Husband Kimmel, were Americans. The two generals, Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto, were Japanese. All four of these generals were killed in the attack. According to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the attack on Pearl Harbor will be remembered as "a day which will live in infamy."(Towland, 261)
The Japanese had a code name, Operation Hawaii, for this attack. They later changed it to Operation Z because Operation Hawaii gave away too much of a clue about what the
Japanese were planning to do to Hawaii. The United States dropped bombs on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima to warn the Japanese that they were not just going to leave them alone. They came over and bombed us. And we sent the same message to them that we were

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