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Pearl Harbor Prior Knowledge

Pearl Harbor Prior Knowledge

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Published by: Christopher Alan Hignite on Dec 14, 2010
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 A Historical Analysis of the ‘Surprise Mass Attack on Pearl Harbor’
By William P. Litynski
The Attack on Pearl Harbor 
A navy photographer snapped this photograph of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Sunday, December 7, 1941, just as theUSS
exploded. (National Archives)Joseph C. Grew
“My Peruvian Colleague told a member of my staff that he had heardfrom many sources including a Japanese source that
the Japanesemilitary forces planned, in the event of trouble with the UnitedStates, to attempt a surprise mass attack on Pearl Harbor using allof their military facilities
.” – Joseph C. Grew, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, in a diplomatic cablemessage to the U.S. State Department on January 27, 1941
U.S. Navy sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken battleship USS
West Virginia
(BB-48) during or shortly after the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
USS Tennessee
(BB-43) is visible behind West Virginia.(Photo: U.S. Navy/National Archives)Cordell Hull
“Relations were extremely critical and that
we should be on thelookout for a military attack anywhere by Japan at any time.
 – U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, during a Cabinet meeting on November 7, 1941

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