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Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong: “Those planes are Japanese!”

Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong–which, on the other side of the International Date Line, was December 8, 1941. Description of the Japanese attack on the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) at Kai Tak Airport. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day

A long-neglected article about the Pearl Harbor attack written by Elizabeth McIntosh, a reporter who was there. Along with a recording of FDR’s “Day of Infamy” address to Congress. Continue reading

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Quite simply, they thought we’d crumble

Coming from a nation and culture that valued harmony so highly, and one whose “united hundred million” they considered Japan’s greatest asset, they weren’t equipped to perceive our ability to peacefully disagree as a cultural strength and didn’t understand that the hammer blow of Pearl Harbor would unite America behind a common cause — the destruction of Japan. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor, a colossal blunder?

The Pearl Harbor attack was an astounding operational success, and it forever shifted the shape of naval warfare. It also strikes me as one of the greatest strategic blunders of modern times. Continue reading

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What #1 bestselling author James Bradley has to say about China’s Wings

Yesterday was a big day. Working back and forth with my editors at Bantam, we closed the last detail. China’s Wings is finished. Took seven and a half years to research, write, and edit – four to five YEARS longer … Continue reading

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