What Was Pearl Harbor?
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Which of these facts are true?
Over 350 Japanese planes appeared out of nowhere over Hawaii
Mammoth US battleships exploded in minutes
A marine band played the national anthem through a rain of bullets–and survived
A terrifying attack!
On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.