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Pearl Harbor Bombing
Black smoke pouring from USS California on fire in Pearl Harbor after the surprise attack by the Japanese.
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During the attack on Pearl Harbor WWII veteran Kenneth Taylor led an air assault against the Japanese.
USS Arizona Under Attack at Pearl Harbor
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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese sunk the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, killing more than 1,100 American soldiers. Did anyone aboard the Arizona survive? Find out more. From "Hero Ships."
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The U.S. Pacific Fleet deals the Japanese imperial Navy a devastating blow at Midway in June 1942.
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On December 7, 1941, Japan awakes the "sleeping giant" with an attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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In this Battle 360 video, we get to take a look at the floating city of steel known as the USS Enterprise. In this short, you will realize just how dominant this aircraft holder really is. It has the ability to blast planes out of the sky as well.
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Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack
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On July 10, 1950, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Warren R. Austin reports on North Korea's refusal to retreat from its armed invasion of the Republic of Korea. By the end of the session, the U.N. officially supported sending U.S. forces into Korea.
FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan
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On the day after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt tells a joint session of Congress that the United States must take up arms in response.
Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta
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In February 1945, "Big Three" leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, met at Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe. In an address to Congress on March 1, 1945, President Roosevelt reports the achievements of the gathering.
J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness
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On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gives a speech at Harvard University initiating the postwar program to rebuild the economies of western Europe, known as the Marshall Plan.
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