Although the attack lasted a mere two hours, the devastation left a lasting effect on America – destroying eight battleships and almost 2,000 airplanes, and killing over 2,000 American soldiers and wounding 1,000.
The day after the assault, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan.
“The single vote against Congress's declaration of war against Japan came from Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana. Rankin was a pacifist who had also voted against the American entrance into World War I. ‘As a woman,’ she said, ‘I can’t go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else.’"
More than two years into the conflict, America had joined World War II.
Today, we remember the devastating attack that was executed on Pearl Harbor, and all those lost in the wreckage.
In remembrance, review this footage of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor.
“A date, which will live in infamy.”
Pearl Harbor Attack Newsreel and Archival Footage:
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