Flags of Our Fathers - Chapter Three: America's War Summary & Analysis

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The "day that will live in infamy," was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. America were then compelled to engage in the war and fight alongside the allies in Europe. In specific retaliation to Japan's attack in Hawaii, America would stand alone in the Pacific and the Pacific war would be "America's war."

By 1941, Japan was an old hand at war, having been in battle with China for ten years. Their strategy in attacking the US in Pearl Harbor, was to send a warning shot across the bow of a peaceful nation from a warring empire that had a powerful and experienced military and navy. By so doing, they believed, the US would never engage Japan in a conflict and thus would not stop them from conquering other nations. Revenge was in the hearts of hundreds of...

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