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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy,” HISTORY Vault is launching a special Pearl Harbor Attack collection on Wednesday, November 30.

COMING SOON – Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

In order to successfully complete their surprise attack, the Japanese needed to execute a series of interrelated and complex events. At any point, this world-altering mission could have been abandoned by the commander radioing the code words “Tora, Tora, Tora” (Tiger, Tiger, Tiger).

In this two-hour special, Pearl Harbor: 24 hours later, get an in-depth look at the critical period after news of Japan’s attack reached the president. Drawing on exhaustive research and information provided by the FDR Library, the special gives a rare and surprising glimpse at the man behind the presidency and how he confronted the enormous challenge of transitioning the nation from peace to war.

Is the historical portrayal of the attack on Pearl Harbor as seen in movies accurate? Dr. Donald Goldstein, co-author of the best-seller “At Dawn We Slept”, leads a team of producers on a site survey of Pearl Harbor. Weaving together interviews with survivors who share their stories from that fateful day and computer animation, the attack is re-created. Get a front-row-center seat in Pearl Harbor and witness unseen moments in history.

On Friday, December 2, HISTORY Vault will feature a new collection of short, exclusive interviews with living Pearl Harbor survivors. Don’t miss Pearl Harbor: The Last Word.


Enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey? Make sure to check out The History of the Holidays. From the feisty fowl that is the mainstay of our holiday dinners to Puritans fleeing religious persecution, take a look at the history that surrounds our holiday traditions.

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Watch Pearl Harbor Attack on November 30, on your HISTORY Vault app available on Roku players, iOS devices and Apple TV (4th Generation). Make sure to check out The History of the Holidays, WWII: The World in Crisis and Pearl Harbor: The Last Word (live on December 2).Access hundreds of hours of historical video, commercial free, with HISTORY Vault. Start your free trial today.

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