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Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II


Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II

World War two was fought between the axis powers. The war was led by the fascist regime in Italy, Germany, and Japan against the allies Britain, United States, France, and the Soviet Union. As a result, World War II manifested in the form of strategic attacks by the nazis and fascist regime to conquer and impose their rule. The war witnessed genocides and brutal killings of poor innocents. Adolf Hitler was the man behind the entire catastrophe. Another key figure in the fascist regime was Mussolini. Hailing from Italy, he joined hands with Adolf Hitler to attain their objective of imperialism and colonialism. It was formerly executed by Britain and started to wane with the emergence of the United States of America. Many battles were fought amidst some brutal and cowardly attacks by fascists. One such incident is the Pearl Harbor, an American naval base located in the Pacific.

Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II
Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II

Attack On Pearl Harbor

The primary place for the attack was Pearl Harbour, which is located in Honolulu in Hawaii. Japanese quest for achieving imperialism along with other axis powers engendered and fostered war methods that violated protocols and human rights. Attack on Pearl Harbor was one such attack. It was an American military base located on the island of Oahu. Japanese saw it as a vantage point to isolate the United States of America from the allies and further Japanese ambition was to conquer Southeast Asia.

Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II
Pearl Harbor: Attack By Japanese During World War II

The location had a narrow entry point making it difficult for enemies to penetrate. But the Japanese outscored the allied power-on strategy by approaching the territory from mountainous terrain, which escaped radar detection and negligent American surveillance. Moreover, the attack on Pearl Harbour led to the formal entry of the US into World War II.

Plan Of The Japenese

The Japanese plan was to attack the military installations, naval ships, and fuel storage tanks in three separate salvos. The offensive was launched on December 7th, 1941, and the battle lasted seven hours, causing severe damage to the lives and military resources of the United States. The United States lost around 2400 people, and many warplanes vis a vis Japanese 29 aircraft and relatively low human casualties.

Japanese used torpedoes, fighter planes, and dive bombers in two separate attacks. The first attack on the American Aircrafts and the naval fleet, the most notable attack was the sinking of the naval ship. USS Arizona, which bore the brunt of the attack with more than a thousand people dying in the attacks, managed to recover and was pressed into service to combat the Japanese forays.

Conclusion

Pearl harbor would mark the official entry of the United States in the second world war. World War II was a struggle between colonialism and democracy. Thus, it declared war on Japan, which ended with the United States gaining strategic points. Four years later, the United States showed its military prowess with Atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Finally, it paved the way for new world order by suppressing fascism and colonial aspirations of other countries.

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