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What Hitler Really Thought Of Japan's Attack On Pearl Harbor

As Time says, when the U.S. Navy secretary broke the news to President Roosevelt all Roosevelt said was, "No." Leaders across the world reacted in their own ways. Joseph Stalin was just relieved that Japan hadn't attacked the Soviet Union. U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill was initially just as incredulous as Roosevelt. Despite an initial Japanese victory, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto would later famously write, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant," per the...

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    What Hitler Really Thought Of Japan's Attack On Pearl Harbor

    What Hitler Really Thought Of Japan's Attack On Pearl Harbor

    By December 1941, World War II had been in full swing for a couple of years. Nazi Germany, under the command of Adolf Hitler, had invaded Poland on …

    The Untold Truth Of The Attack On Pearl Harbor

    The Untold Truth Of The Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor gained its name ("Wai Momi" in Hawaiian) through the pearl oysters in its waters, but it was whaling that first brought it and its island chain to the attention of the United States. Hawaii became a major port of call over the course of the 19th century. Even after America's whaling trade came into decline, the demand for sugar and fruit kept ships coming. And Hawaii's position in the Pacific made Washington consider it an appealing site to host a significant naval force.

    The Critical Mistake Hitler Made In The Battle Of Dunkirk

    The Critical Mistake Hitler Made In The Battle Of Dunkirk

    Hitler, whose Wehrmacht overwhelmed France in just six weeks, accomplished what the German Kaiser during World War I could only have dreamed of. What seemed like certain victory for Germany in the Battle of Dunkirk, though, turned instead into a point of pride for the Nazi resistance, fighting together per the Anglo-French agreement, known as the Entente Cordiale. Just when unchallenged German success at the port town of Dunkirk seemed imminent, in an effort called "Operation Dynamo," more than a quarter-million British and French forces were rescued in a mix of private British vessels and the Royal Navy.

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