December 7, 1941 - "Day Of Infamy".


Exactly seventy years ago, on the morning of December 7, 1941 the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese Naval and Air Forces in what became the "Day Of Infamy" and America's combat entry into the Second World War.

Here is a composite of the first few hours, beginning with the initial bulletin, following up through the subsequent air raid of Manila in The Philippines and reaction to the events in Washington as broadcast by NBC and Mutual Radio.

For the next 40 minutes the actions pretty much speak for themselves.

History as it was happening.


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