Friday, December 7, 2012

Infamy

Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
PEARL HARBOR — Dec. 7, 1941: A photograph taken from a Japanese
aircraft during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides
of Ford Island. This view looks east, with the supply depot,
submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance.
A torpedo has just hit the battleship West Virginia on the
far side of Ford Island (center). Japanese planes are visible
in the right center (over Ford Island) and over the Navy Yard at right.
Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was
reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. Naval Historical Center

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You remember Pearl Harbor...
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mikey said...

I have been to the Arizona memorial three times, and it has made me cry all three.

It is a very intense experience - surprisingly so...

OBS said...

That's a pretty amazing picture.

BadTux said...

And then there was March 19, 2003, where without a declaration of war the United States started bombing a sovereign nation which had never attacked the US and then launched a massive invasion. Same deal as December 7, 1941. Making war without declaring war has become the norm. Sorry, I can't feel upset about Pearl Harbor anymore, seems the Japanese merely were ahead of their time rather than the villains they were painted as being in their day.

- Badtux the History Penguin

M. Bouffant said...

Explodes Stereotypes Editor:
Japanese tourists & their cameras. All's fair in love & war, y'know.

"Hilary Stench" is one of the all-time punk pseudonyms.

Our immediate male ancestor is aboard the rustbucket closest to the pier to the left of Ford Island.

Brendan Keefe said...

Thanks for posting a link to your 2007 post. Definitely sharing that one.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.