Today is what FDR called “a date which will live in infamy.”
But was the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor a complete surprise?
Returning to the mid-1930s, we shall continue to review the attitudes and events on both sides of the Pacific that led up to this brazen attack.
Hello Cheval, Do you think it was a surprise? Holly
From what I’ve read, we knew an attack in East Asia or the Pacific was imminent, but probably didn’t know it would be Pearl Harbor. All the same, whether it was brinkmanship or arrogant stupidity, we were not prepared at Pearl Harbor.