The United States Navy selected a shallow harbor to protect the ships of its Pacific fleet from attack during the 1930s. It was thought the depth would prevent an enemy from using torpedoes dropped from airplanes to sink ships. The tropical harbor was serene and peaceful the first few days in December of 1941. The peaceful silence would be shattered in the early morning of December 7th when the Japanese launched a surprise attack. Find out what happened in this Guide to Pearl Harbor. then go watch the classic World War II films Tora, Tora, Tora and Midway.
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