Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour (2/10)

Again seen as a surprise attack that would throw the United States into the Second World War, the bombing of Pearl Harbour bore plenty of warnings that, if listened to, could have prevented so much damage and loss of life. President Franklin D Roosevelt had been warned by many of his generals that the Japanese would target a surprise attack on Hawaii or Alaska without declaring war, and days before the actual attack Japanese planes were widely spotted doing scouting operations on specific US ports. Three days before Pearl Harbour was attacked, Roosevelt was even handed a telegram that told him that the Japanese were planning an attack on US soil. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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