American Heroism: The Tragedy Of Pearl Harbor

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¨Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism¨(qtd. in Brainyquotes). These are the thoughts of director Michael Bay whenever he thinks about the topic of Pearl Harbor. The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th 1941 in a multi wave attack. The first wave occurred at 7:53AM, followed by the second wave one hour later. By 9:55, one hour after the second wave, the attack was over (. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the equivalent of a spark to a powder keg in the Pacific with the japanese attack being unprovoked, countless Americans losing their lives, and the result America joining WWII. When the japanese attacked unprovoked merica was thrown into an uproar. The reason that the japanese attacked Pearl was to cripple the American fleet in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor was the main American naval outpost in the Pacific and for that the japanese saw it as a…show more content…
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein. Some results from America 's involvement in the war were the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the loss of 407,300 American soldiers. With that many americans dying America wanted the war to come to an immediate end, the solution was the atomic bomb. America created a total of three of the bombs one for a test firing the other two were used on two different cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 225,000

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