Movie Pearl Harbor -2001

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    Made just before 9/11.

    One of FDRs inner circle - after the attack - says that if we waste our carriers - the Japs could invade the US west coast -and we "wont't be able to stop them until they get to Chicago."
     
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    One of the more shitastic war movies ever made. Tragic.
     
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    Seems absurd - but that was the mindset of the times - that the mainland USA could be invaded and occupied.
     
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    Just as absurd today as it was then. We do have hindsight though.
     
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    The attitude was just the opposite. Racism was the rule of the day. The Japanese were thought to be an inferior race that could not make a ship that would float without capsizing. Americans (including the government) actually thought that the Japanese could not make a plane that would fly and even if they could they all had chronic nearsightedness and would get dizzy. FDR wanted Japan to attack because he thought it would get the US into the "real" war in Europe. The US was criminally neglegent when it came to Pearl Harbor.
     
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    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    ... was a much better Pearl Harbor movie...

    ... it gave the political background to the attack.
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    I was more concerned aboutth 1962 Cuban Missle Crises than 9/11 to tell the truth . .
     
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    Whatever happened to the Yamamoto's who lived next to Pearl Harbor?...
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    Pearl Harbor mystery solved 71 years after the bombing
    December 25, 2012 - A Dec. 7, 1941, mystery involving racial suspicions and the disappearance of a Japa*nese family living next to Pearl Harbor was solved for an eyewitness to the aerial raid on the 71st anniversary of the attack.
     

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