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US 5 Things You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

12:07  07 december  2019
12:07  07 december  2019 Source:   popularmechanics.com

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In honor of the Pearl Harbor anniversary, we look at some interesting facts related to the “date which will live in infamy”. Hosted by Benari Poulten, a

You know what came next. The aftermath of the attack plunged the country into WWII, making it, as The New York Times reported the next morning, " the first time in its history, the United States finds itself at war But even now, 77 years later, there's probably a lot you don' t know about Pearl Harbor .

More than three-quarters of a century have passed since the "day that will live in infamy." Just before eight o'clock in the morning on December 7, 1941, a Japanese force made up of 350-plus planes, supported by submarines, cruisers, destroyers, and battleships, attacked Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval station on Oahu, Hawaii.

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In total, 2,403 people died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan destroyed 19 American ships, including the USS Arizona, which remains underwater. You know what came next. The aftermath of the attack plunged the country into World War II, making it, as TheNew York Times reported the next morning, "... the first time in its history, the United States finds itself at war against powers in both the Atlantic and the Pacific."

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Despite the extensive coverage of the event, these are things you may not have known about the fated day of December 7, 1941. From an American Radar detecting the approaching plane, to the environmental impact the bombing had on Pearl Harbour , to the one member of congress who voted

But even now, 77 years later, there's probably a lot you don't know about Pearl Harbor. We look at five lesser-known facts about one December day that changed the course of history.

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The "Sleeping Dragon" Almost Stayed Asleep

It's a day taught in every history book, and arguably one of the most transformative days in American history—next to Independence Day and 9/11. But according to historian and author of Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness, Craig Nelson, it should never have happened in the first place. Speaking with Popular Mechanics, Nelson says failed negotiations on both sides of the table failed to prevent war.

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Erroneously, America pigeonholed Japan into a similar fascist system like Nazi Germany then ravaging Europe. "They thought the Japanese were just like the Nazis, in that they were unified behind a philosophy, a madman dictator, and the unstoppable force of fascism," says Nelson. "They weren't ... the Japanese government was so chaotic that it changed hands 15 times in 14 years." Because of this constant turnover, there were moments in the lead-up to war that the United States could have negotiated a peace with an incoming government, most notably with Japan's last civilian prime minister Fumimaro Konoe. America's misunderstanding of Japan's political turmoil eventually led to war.

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Unfortunately, things on the other side of the Pacific weren't much better. Not everyone was in agreement about entering into war with the United States, including the admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor attack Isoroku Yamamoto, who had actually studied at Harvard. "He ... warned his military superiors that such an attack would awaken a giant sleeping dragon that Japan could not hope to materially defeat," wrote Keith Huxen, senior director of research and history at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to Popular Mechanics, "However, he was ignored."

While Admiral Yamamoto did lead the attack as ordered, he turned out to be right about waking up America from its global slumber and forever changing the course of history.

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One Japanese Communications Officer Changed the World Forever

In the run-up to World War II, wireless telegraphy was the most effective and efficient way for far-away nations to communicate. This was certainly the case between the United States and Japan, who were talking via cable right up to the attack. On December 6, President Roosevelt sent a cable to his Japanese counterpart Emperor Shōwa in hopes of "dispelling the dark clouds" by appealing to the two countries' long-standing peace and friendship. But Major Morio Tomura, an army officer stationed at the Tokyo's cable office, delayed the conciliatory cable arriving for the Imperial Palace by ten hours because he believed that war was Japan's destiny.

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When the cable finally arrived, Japan had already composed a 14-part cable announcing the end of negotiations that was to be sent back to America with the intention of delivering it 30 minutes before the strike. Although it might sound weird in modern warfare, it's part of the samurai/bushido honor code to notify someone before attacking them.

However, the same Major Tomura delayed the cable yet again and it didn't arrive until nearly two hours after the attack. "The entire day of infamy," says Nelson, "you can almost say was caused by this one character."

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The Mysterious New Yorker Ad That May Have Been a Warning

On November 22, 15 days before the strike at Pearl Harbor, several odd advertisements showed up in New Yorker Magazine for a dice game called "The Deadly Double." The initial ad features a headline reading "Achtung, Warning, Alerte!" (German for "Attention, Warning, Alert") with an illustrated image of people in an underground bunker enjoying the dice game.

Underneath, further copy says, "We hope you'll never have to spend a long winter's night in an air-raid shelter, but we were just thinking ... it's only common sense to be prepared." It then explains all the things one will need, like canned goods, blankets, cigarettes and "Chicago's favorite game ... (in bold, stylized letters) The Deadly Double." Throughout the magazine, the other advertisements refer back to this main one, however one featured a close-up pair of dice with the numbers 12 and 7 showing.

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Japan's deadly surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor , launched without a declaration of war, made 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy", declared President Franklin D Roosevelt.

5 Things about the attack on Pearl Harbor that may be new to you , we start with two and the rest follows in the video. The only dissenting voice. December 7th, 1941, a day of infamy, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor . This attack provoked direct US involvement in World War II.

For some, these extraordinarily bizarre ads were actually a warning about Pearl Harbor. According to Nelson's book, investigations into the matter led to dead-ends since the ad was delivered in person to the office and the fee paid in cash. There are conflicting reports that the company mentioned (the Monarch Publishing Company out of New York) and its game ever even existed. Either way, Nelson thinks the ads were in poor taste and definitely creepy, but likely unrelated to the attack.

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The Lingering Specter of Pearl Harbor

The 2,403 people who perished in Pearl Harbor were not the only victims. Many survivors endured lingering PTSD, a psychological disorder that often went undiagnosed during this time. According to a 1989 study, 65 percent of Pearl Harbor survivors still suffered from PTSD flashbacks decades after the attack. In addition, nearly a quarter reported that certain stimuli (like engine noises) startled them and caused flashbacks.

No one illustrates post–Pearl Harbor PTSD more than Sterling Cale. While docked when the bombs started dropping, he immediately dived in the water to save dozens of his fellow sailors. The USS Arizona blew up during this daring rescue. After the attack, since Cale appeared visibly unscathed, he was given the unenviable job of collecting dead bodies from the ships. As Nelson's book mentions, often he wasn't collecting bodies—so much as dust.

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Flash forward about six years later and Cale is at a family picnic on the beach when a wave unexpectedly pulls his two-year-old son out to sea. Cale jumps into the water to save his child, only to freeze and go into shock. Luckily, the family's dog miraculously pulled the little boy to safety, but Cale's trauma prevents him from ever getting near a shoreline again.

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The USS Arizona is Still Leaking Fuel

On December 6, the USS Arizona took on a full load of 1.5 million gallons of fuel in preparation for a January mainland trip. The next day at about 8:10 a.m., a Japanese bomber dropped its 1,700-pound payload onto the ship, igniting the fuel. A horrific explosion lifted the 33,000-ton ship out of the water and ripped it in half. This explosion, and subsequent fires (which burned for 2-1/2 days afterwards), killed 1,177 sailors and marines, or about 80 percent of the crew on board.

Since that day, the USS Arizona continues to leak oil into the harbor at an estimated 2 to 9 quarts each day. According to most estimates, there's nearly half a million gallons of thick, bunker C fuel oil still trapped in the rusting ship. Easily observed by visitors, some call the oil slick the "tears of the Arizona" or "black tears." However, various environmental studies have concluded that a "catastrophic" release of the fuel oil is inevitable, but scientists are not sure of when this could happen.

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A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine and two other civilian Department of Defense employees with his service rifle last Wednesday. The other two civilians died of their wounds. The shooter used his service pistol to kill himself. He has been identified as 22-year-old Seaman Gabriel Antonio Romero, a watchstander who was providing security to the USS Columbia submarine undergoing maintenance at the shipyard.

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