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    On the morning of December 7th, 1941, the world had experienced a catastrophic event that had changed the course of history. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor happened in the midst of December where it was presumably a calm and quiet morning when suddenly, Japanese planes soared over the island, reigning bombs among the American military. The plan coordinated by Commander Minoru Genda, Rear Admiral Takejiro Onishi and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had consisted of delivering a surprise attack and dealing an intensive blow that could wipe the Americans off the grid of war. Yamamoto exclaimed that he led the Japanese into a gamble that would eventually decide the fate of many Japanese citizens. Yamamoto realized that the United States had ten times the…

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    When two sides are in a conflict, tensions are going to be high. If the tensions are high, you need to tread lightly. If you act rashly and without care, you may start something that could turn into something far worse. As Isoroku Yamamoto said after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” This simply means one small act could change everything drastically and for the worse. If you are having an argument with…

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    destruction of the Pacific Fleet. With the United States Pacific Fleet destroyed the Imperial Japanese Navy would have naval supremacy in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, gaining space and time in which expand their conquest; threatening Australia, India and Hawaii. Operationally, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combine Fleet possessed naval superiority over the United States Pacific Fleet; both numerically and in experience, having completed a triumphant six month conquest across the Indian and…

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    Isoroku Yamamoto, originally named Takano Isoroku, was born April 4th 1884 and died April 18th 1943 was the Japanese naval officer who conceived of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. He changed his name after he was adopted by the Yamamoto family. His father was a low class samurai. Yamamoto graduated from the Japanese Naval Academy in 1904, and participated in the Russo-Japanese war. He was…

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    misunderstood, by people assuming Japan fought just like her counterparts in the west. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway answers many questions about the battle primarily from the view point of the Japanese. In the spring of 1942 steaming off Japans sneak attack on America at Pearl Harbor; “which proved a spectacular success, at least superficially. Although it had left some notable loose ends in its wake—including the failure to sink any American aircraft carriers—it…

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    The Battle of Midway is often regarded as the “turning point in the Pacific” as well as the most decisive victory in the history of the United States Navy (USN). The United States had been planning for a war with Japan for years, but when the time came, Japan was second in priority to Germany. The Japanese leadership of Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of Japanese Combined Fleet, and Vice Admiral Nagumo, commanding officer of the carriers, wanted to take charge in the Pacific by putting all of their…

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    Das Boot Analysis

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    to this particular film, is that we have the ability to see these events unfold from an American and a Japanese perspective. As the Japanese inch closer to their attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States begins to intercept Japanese telegrams giving the United States access to Japan’s plans and whereabouts in the Pacific. Vice-Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Navy insist that the plan to attack Pearl Harbor is too risky. Traveling 3500 miles without being detected…

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    The Day That Lived In Infamy While war in Europe and in the Pacific was in full scale, the United States remained neutral. It wasn’t until December 7, 1941 that America was forced to enter the war by the Empire of Japan. After Japan’s invasion of Indochina in 1940, diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Japan deteriorated. To discourage any further aggression President Roosevelt moved the U.S. Pacific fleet from its previous base in San Diego to the island of Hawaii. Japanese high command…

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    Analysis Of Midway Speech

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    Midway Speech ______________________________________________ Hello, thank you for attending this update. I'm Frank Knox, the Secretary of The Navy of the United States. Yesterday, probably one of the most important Naval battles in the war so far took place. Attempting to destroy the remaining aircraft carriers, the Japanese Navy attacked the island of Midway. However, an intelligence team under the command of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was able to decode the Japanese fleet codes about a month…

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    World War II Era was the most influential Era in the history of The United States. The main events for the U.S. were when Japan surprisedly attacked the U.S., then when the U.S. and the allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, and lastly when the U.S. dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan. This is why World War II had the greatest effect on the United States. On December 7, 1941, Japan made the worst decision to carry out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Naval Fleet at Pearl…

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