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26 Pictures Of America After The Attack On Pearl Harbor



A crowd on Broadway in New York City holds up newspapers announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
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A crowd on Broadway in New York City holds up newspapers announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the resolution declaring that a state of war exists between the United States and the Japanese Empire on Dec. 8, 1941.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the resolution declaring that a state of war exists between the United States and the Japanese Empire on Dec. 8, 1941.

Western Union messengers leave the White House on Dec. 7, 1941, with new information on the Pearl Harbor attack.
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Western Union messengers leave the White House on Dec. 7, 1941, with new information on the Pearl Harbor attack.

Staff members of the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC, burn papers and documents in the backyard of their building Dec. 7.
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Staff members of the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC, burn papers and documents in the backyard of their building Dec. 7.

American sailors in Hawaii place leis over the graves of those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor during spring 1942.
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American sailors in Hawaii place leis over the graves of those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor during spring 1942.

Swearing-in of US soldiers after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941.
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Swearing-in of US soldiers after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941. 

A soldier trains with his bayonet on a dummy resembling Adolf Hitler on Dec. 19, 1941.
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A soldier trains with his bayonet on a dummy resembling Adolf Hitler on Dec. 19, 1941.

Civilian employees at McClellan Air Force Base engage in firearms training to be able to fill in for some of the men called off to war, in Sacramento on July 18, 1942.
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Civilian employees at McClellan Air Force Base engage in firearms training to be able to fill in for some of the men called off to war, in Sacramento on July 18, 1942.

US Army Boeing B-17 airplanes fly in a precise pattern over New York City, 1941.
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US Army Boeing B-17 airplanes fly in a precise pattern over New York City, 1941.

Anti-aircraft searchlights undergo a test in the sky above the General Electric Company at Schenectady, New York, on Dec. 19, 1941.
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Anti-aircraft searchlights undergo a test in the sky above the General Electric Company at Schenectady, New York, on Dec. 19, 1941.

An instructor with the American Women’s Voluntary Services demonstrates how to black out windows for defense against air raids on Dec. 13, 1941.
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An instructor with the American Women’s Voluntary Services demonstrates how to black out windows for defense against air raids on Dec. 13, 1941.

Lights in Times Square are dimmed to conserve energy on March 31, 1942.
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Lights in Times Square are dimmed to conserve energy on March 31, 1942.

Schoolkids practice an air raid drill at an undisclosed location on Dec. 14, 1941.
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Schoolkids practice an air raid drill at an undisclosed location on Dec. 14, 1941.

High school girls practice marksmanship at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles as part of the school’s Victory Corps, a program designed to train students for combat, 1942.
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High school girls practice marksmanship at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles as part of the school’s Victory Corps, a program designed to train students for combat, 1942.

Freshmen girls at Good Counsel College in White Plains, New York, break ground for a WWII victory vegetable garden on April 23, 1942.
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Freshmen girls at Good Counsel College in White Plains, New York, break ground for a WWII victory vegetable garden on April 23, 1942.

Aluminum is collected at an undisclosed location as part of the war effort, circa 1941.
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Aluminum is collected at an undisclosed location as part of the war effort, circa 1941.

Crowds of women buy silk stockings at Gimbels Department Store in New York City in anticipation of a wartime silk shortage, circa 1941.
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Crowds of women buy silk stockings at Gimbels Department Store in New York City in anticipation of a wartime silk shortage, circa 1941.

A large advertisement for defense bonds and stamps is hung in New York City’s Grand Central Station, circa 1941.
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A large advertisement for defense bonds and stamps is hung in New York City’s Grand Central Station, circa 1941.

A worker removes German posters and signs describing a German movie from the Casino Theatre in New York City, on Dec. 11, 1941.
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A worker removes German posters and signs describing a German movie from the Casino Theatre in New York City, on Dec. 11, 1941.

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the owner of this shop in Oakland, California, who is a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, put this notice across his shop front.
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The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the owner of this shop in Oakland, California, who is a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, put this notice across his shop front.

Posted notice informing people of Japanese ancestry of imminent relocation rules due to fears of treason and spying during the early years of WWII.
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Posted notice informing people of Japanese ancestry of imminent relocation rules due to fears of treason and spying during the early years of WWII.

Japanese Americans transfer from train to bus at Lone Pine, California, bound for an internment camp at Manzanar, circa1942.
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Japanese Americans transfer from train to bus at Lone Pine, California, bound for an internment camp at Manzanar, circa1942.

Hundreds of Japanese in Los Angeles board buses for San Francisco where they will sail back to Japan, circa 1941.
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Hundreds of Japanese in Los Angeles board buses for San Francisco where they will sail back to Japan, circa 1941.

Portrait of the Hirano family, George (left), Hisa, and Yasbei, at the Poston Internment Camp, in Poston, Arizona.
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Portrait of the Hirano family, George (left), Hisa, and Yasbei, at the Poston Internment Camp, in Poston, Arizona.

West Coast preparedness during WWII.
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West Coast preparedness during WWII.

2 comments:

  1. All those photos of earnest people thinking this was a good cause. Never realizing their own president lied and betrayed them.

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  2. FDR knew the Pearl Harbor attack was coming. seaman Ogg tracked the Japanese fleet across the Pacific because they did not observe strict radio silence. FDR wanted the war because the Federal Reserve/Rothschild Banking Cartel made money off wars. Over 60 million people died to satisfy the greed of these bankers and the politicians that supported them.

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