CLEARANCE SALE -- PEARL HARBOR 1941: The Day of Infamy. by Carl Smith. Examines the events and why the Japanese were so successful! A turning point in American history - One of the most significant events of World War II - The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the dawn of modern warfare as six Japanese aircraft carriers disgorged their full complements in two waves, and the full might of Japanese naval aviation was hurled against the United States. Opposing viewpoints label the attack as either the work of a brilliant strategist or a piece of unparalleled villainy. However we view it, we cannot dispute its status as a key event in world history.
On Sunday 7 December 1941, an excellently coordinated attack of Japanese naval aircraft and submarine forces led to the shattering of the superior US Pacific Fleet. The full might of Japanese naval aviation power was hurled against the United States as six aircraft carriers disgorged their full complements in two waves. Depending on opposing viewpoints, the attack on Pearl Harbor was either a brilliant maneuver by an audacious strategist or a piece of unparalleled villainy and deception by a supposedly friendly power. The attack on the home of the US Pacific Fleet precipitated the intervention of the United States into World War II, and became a key event in world history. It was a day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, that would 'live in infamy'.
In this specially revised 96-page edition, Carl Smith and David Aiken examine the events of that fateful day and look at why the Japanese were so successful. The expertise of David Aiken, a student of the events of 7 December 1941 with over 30 year's experience, uncovers several unknown aspects, and dispels many of the myths that have been built up around the event s of that day: A meticulous researcher, he has interviewed many veterans of the attack including Japanese pilots, US pilots, and US seaman, and has built up an unparalleled archive of incredible detail on the attack. This great value commemorative package brings together a fully revised and updated edition of Pearl Harbor.
More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts & color plates, & a series of 3-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the battle. Detailed Fleet Order of Battle of U.S. and Japanese forces. 104 pages 7"x9".
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