Revisiting the attack on Pearl Harbor
Looking back at the fateful morning more than 80 years ago
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On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The unprovoked strike was met with outrage and disbelief, and prompted the United States, up until then a neutral country, to declare war on Japan the next day and thus enter the Second World War. The event is commemorated every year by National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, but several films and television shows made over the years have also helped keep the attack in the minds of the public.
Click through the following gallery and be reminded of what took place at Pearl Harbor, and its place in popular culture.
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