Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor was a generation-defining moment that launched the Second World War. Click here for a comprehensive guide to Pearl Harbor or scroll down to see more posts.


Pearl Harbor: The Ultimate Guide to the Attack

Pearl Harbor: The Ultimate Guide to the Attack

The attack on Pearl Harbor ranks as the most successful military surprise attack in the early years of combined naval/aerial combat. On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service struck the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The...
Japanese Strategy in Pearl Harbor

Japanese Strategy in Pearl Harbor

The following article on Japanese strategy in Pearl Harbor is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Japanese strategy in Pearl...
Japanese Diplomacy Before Pearl Harbor

Japanese Diplomacy Before Pearl Harbor

The following article on Japanese diplomacy before Pearl Harbor is an excerpt from John Koster’s Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor. Using recently declassified evidence from U.S. archives and newly...
What Happened After the Attack of Pearl Harbor

What Happened After the Attack of Pearl Harbor

The following article on what happened after the attack of Pearl Harbor is an excerpt from Bill Yenne’s Panic on the Pacific. It is available to order now from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  December 7, 1941, arrived as a quiet Sunday morning on the West Coast. It...

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Pearl Harbor Facts: 7 Things You Never Knew About the Attack

Pearl Harbor Facts: 7 Things You Never Knew About the Attack

The attack of December 7, 1941 is one of the best-studied events of the 20th century. Yet there are many Pearl Harbor facts that remain largely unknown. Below is listed seven Pearl Harbor facts that you likely didn’t know. The White House decoded a Japanese war...
Russian and Japanese Conflict Before Pearl Harbor

Russian and Japanese Conflict Before Pearl Harbor

The following article on Russian and Japanese conflict before Pearl Harbor is an excerpt from John Koster’s Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor. Using recently declassified evidence from U.S. archives and newly...
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