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Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

Pearl Harbor

The world changed that day.  Mostly for the better but everyone now-a-days is up in arms about what could have and should have been.  Today is not the day to talk about could haves, it’s a day to remember the loss of life and the way our nation, and the world’s life changed forever.  The Attack on Pearl Harbor changed things, but it set about a series of events that led to today.  And today you an I are reading this blog, and watching other world events happening in front of our eyes.  Had things been different who knows what would have happened, but today is a day of Infamy.

{Day of Infamy Speech}

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Little Boy

Little Boy

It’s the marking of the turning point of world history.  The United States of America showed the world that the power of the atom was within their hands, and with one plane, and one bomb, the devastated the town of Hiroshima.

This ultimatum unfortunately was not enough, and another bomb was necessary to end the war with Japan.

{Wikipedia}

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Woodworking!

https://youtu.be/xYYqPoAy9fg

The Japanese are pretty crazy when it comes to their wood working joinery skills.  I remember reading somewhere that it’s all due to the lack of raw materials on the islands.  That meant that they couldn’t use nails, or forge large iron plates to connect timber together, instead they had to come up with these insane impossible looking joints.  It’s really beautiful, and satisfying to watch.  You should check it all out.

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Remember, Remember

The 7th of December

When the Japs secured their fate

The years numbered four

But we evened the score

And it was surely worth the wait

That’s a good version of the The fifth of November poem.  Sure there are more lines that I’m not adding to, but honestly, who else remembers anything except the ones I’ve got above?  Stop lying.

Any Hootie and the Blowfish, I am as close to Pearl Harbor as I have ever been on Pearl Harbor Remembrance day.  Would you look at that.

Take a moment to reflect on the massive amounts of history that were effected today.  And remember, we’re the greatest.

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Nagasaki +1

Nagasaki Devastation

Yosuke Yamahata was a military photographer for Japan, in August of 1945 he was near Nagasaki when the United States dropped the 2nd Atomic bomb on the country.  The next day he entered the devastated city to document the destruction.  The U.S. Military seized the originals, but Yamahata managed to save some negatives.

These photos show the utter destruction of the atomic bombs that for better or worse, ushered in the world as we know it today.

{reddit|Independent}

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Wooden Analog Clock

You know Japan isn’t just known for their crazy perversions.  They’re actually insanely good woodworkers too.  Case in point, this crazy complicated mechanical clock that draws out the time on a magnetic board.

Look at the intricacies of it:

wooden gears

Now here you can see, and listen to it in action:

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Midway Ends

What’s this?  Two World War 2 posts in a single week?  Back to back nonetheless?  Crazy talk you say.  No, this is history!  74 years ago, on June 07, 1942 Admiral Nimitz helped lead the Americans to successfully defeat an attacking Japanese Navy in the Battle of Midway.

Yorktown Hit

This battle is often called the turning point of the Pacific theater.  This was the first Allied victory against The Empire of Japan, and as such was a major moral boost after Pearl Harbor.

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Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Another year has gone by, another few gallons of oil have seeped out of The Arizona, but still, time marches on, and still we remember.  The people effected might no longer be with us, but the memories of them, are still.  And the actions, both directly, and indirectly, changed the course of history.  All of us alive now owe it to the Japs for making that poor decision 74 years ago.  Remember that.

But also, remember the thousands of soldiers killed in the attack that changed the world.