"Air Raid: Pearl Harbor!" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"Air Raid: Pearl Harbor!"
A review of the book "Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! Recollections of a Day of Infamy", by Paul Stillwell.
# 119289 | 1,544 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2010 in History (Asian) , History (U.S. World Wars)


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Description:

The writer looks at how Paul Stillwell in his book, "Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! Recollections of a Day of Infamy", tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor through the voices of the men who lived it. The writer provides examples of the diverse accounts presented by Stillwell that create a comprehensive version of what happened at Pearl Harbor. In the writer's opinion, this book is not only an interesting read that puts the attack on Pearl Harbor in context, it is also an invaluable resource for future historians who want to study the events of that day.

From the Paper:

"On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the American Pacific Fleet at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Oahu, Hawaii. The attack was a strategic move by the Japanese military to eliminate the American force in the Pacific before they invaded Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. On the surface, the mission was a complete success. The Japanese force destroyed five American Naval battleships, three destroyers, 188 aircraft as well as 2,333 servicemen. For their part, the Japanese only lost twenty-nine aircraft and sixty-five servicemen. However, this attack prompted the United States to enter the war and eventually defeat Japan after dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

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