The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Thousands of American lives were lost on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941, when the U.S. was catapulted into World War II. The news ran rampant of the Japanese forces that surprised American troops on their own soil. "Out of a clear sky came the treacherous Japanese attack on Hawaii. The homes of Waikiki… are burning fiercely from the bombs dropped by those planes. The whole world knows now how Japan assaulted the American naval base without warning, without a declaration of war and while her own envoys were actually negotiating in Washington."