Tora, Tora, Tora! Pearl Harbor for kids


We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor Hawaii by air. President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack also was made on all naval and military activities in the principal island of Oahu. If you lived in America on December 7 1941 your life has changed forever. In this video we will try to answer the who what where and why questions about the world changing event. The attack would finally drag America into World War two It would lead to the development and dropping of the atomic bomb Desperation the US and Japan had been butting heads for many years America had opposed Japan’s aggressive expansion We had imposed sanctions and embargoes The US, Dutch, British oil embargo, had been especially harmful to Japan as she imported 90% of her oil Desperate to acquire raw material she needed, Japan’s nationalist government decide a quick devastating surprise attack on US Fleet was her only hope This would allow Japan to move into the Dutch East Indies In Malaysia where she would find the oil and rubber she needed It was the native hawaiians Who originally called the Pearl Harbor area (Why E mo mE) meaning water of pearl? Pearl Harbor centers on a clover leaf shaped artificially improved harbor on the southern coast of (O ha O) six miles ten kilometers west of Honolulu Hawaii was perfectly located in the Pacific Ocean to set up a naval base to refuel and resupply. And Pearl Harbor being one of the largest and best natural harbors and the Pacific Ocean made for the perfect fit as part of a treaty between the United States of America and the Hawaiian Kingdom the United States obtained Exclusive rights to Pearl as part of the agreement to allow the Hawaiian sugar to enter the United States duty-free The Spanish-American War of 1898 and the need for the United States to have a permanent presence in the Pacific booth contributed to the decision to annex Hawaii Here are some of the most important people in the attack of Pearl Harbor Mr.. Speaker Members of the Senate of the House of Representatives Yesterday December 7th 1941 A date which will live in infamy United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan The United States was at peace with that nation and at the solicitation of Japan was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of Peace in the Pacific Indeed one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu The Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply To a recent American message. Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion. The American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. When did this happen First we will show you a captured video of the Japanese attack, then we will show you a timeline Nippon declared war against America in Britain on December 8 1941 Nippon Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, which the United States boasted its strength as the strongest in the world There are many miles far from Nippon on the Pacific. Our carriers creep toward Hawaii and all preparations on board are completed, strong wind blows The velocity of 70 meters per second the seas rough and the waves are high splashing against the side of the ship with a thunderous noise All men are on deck and the commander of Imperial Air Squadron delivers an address Now the greatest air attack in the annuals of the war will be carried out in a few moments. War heroes determined to respond to their countries call, your life and death. One by one aviators hop off from the deck carrying the load for many bombs with similar of a seagull On that memorable days to be exact on the morning of Sunday December 8 squadrons of Nippon bombers leave for Hawaii in dim light. First before planes attacked Turner field America’s air base Next, Ford Island Nippon planes released every charges now dive bombers go into action enemy aircraft guns bark But the scores are hit directly on enemy battleships and cruisers in the harbor This shows the miserable state of American Navy which once boasted of its strongest fleet in the world Before now commands the vast water to the Pacific, her mighty warships cloud the waves majestically the greatest victory in Hawaii Facilitates Nippon to carry out her operations over the wide area of villa Philippines Malaya and Dutch East Indies the retreat of America and Britain from East Asia is imminent a new chapter in history of Asia begin

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