Attack on Pearl Harbor
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 12/03/2012
Uploaded: 12/10/2012
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Japan, Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt, World War II

Description/Abstract: News Display: Attack on Pearl Harbor, Friday, 12/7

At 7:55am on December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan deployed a multitude of naval and air forces to bomb Pearl Harbor, a lagoon harbor on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii; the surprise attack killed 2,400 Americans, left 1,200 wounded, and led the United States into World War II. President Roosevelt called the date of December 7, 1941 one "which will live in infamy." The subsequent four years, though successful for the Allies, would cost an additional 400,000 American lives and, with an estimated 50-70 million fatalities, would prove the most deadliest conflict in all of human history.

Our news display will feature stories about the history and significance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Be sure to visit the National Archives and Records Administration for the online exhibit, including Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech. Remembering Pearl Harbor...70 Years Later, also by the National Archives, offers log entries for the American ships -- the USS Conyngham, USS California, and USS Cummings -- that were bombed.

Feel free to help yourself to the news posters after they are taken down from display! They are available near the First Floor Library Services Desk and make wonderful teaching aids for your classroom.