|Rescue operations on the U.S.S. West Virginia after the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941|
December 7th 1941, a date that will live in infamy. Those words uttered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his address to Congress have resonated in the 70 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii.
Americans were shocked out of their inclination to isolationism during the 1930s by what was understood as being a sneak attack by Japanese forces.
Recent scholarship calls into question how much of a surprise the Japanese strike was to the American government.
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