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    Dec 7 (a date which will live in infamy) seems to have been forgotten. I haven't seen any notices as yet today.


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    There aren't many left who actually remember it now


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    Quote Originally Posted by cssjim View Post
    There aren't many left who actually remember it now
    I would hope that it is taught in history and not ignored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    I would hope that it is taught in history and not ignored.

    It seems likely to be one of the central stories of the history of warfare for a very long time to come. It was, after all, the biggest blunder ever made by an aggressor so blinded by ambition that they failed to understand the consequences of their actions.

    To attack America with their very limited capacity was profoundly idiotic, and should send a warning to all overly ambitious aggressors that repercussions should be considered before taking such drastic actions.

    Japan is always reminded of this blunder every year, on December 7th.

    And again on two days in early August.

    They will never forget it since it cost them so many lives and fortunes, and the visitation of a "new and most cruel bomb".

    With regard to waging war, Pearl Harbor for the Japanese represents the ultimate example for "The Rule of Unintended Consequences".

    It is highly unlikely to be forgotten.
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    I think statistically the US loses were not that great, (in the context of WWII as a whole), symbolicaly it was huge. I agree that it will linger long (quite rightly) in the teaching of history but with all dates of this nature those who actually remember it are no more and it is one for the history books
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    Quote Originally Posted by crghsam View Post
    I think statistically the US loses were not that great, (in the context of WWII as a whole), symbolicaly it was huge. I agree that it will linger long (quite rightly) in the teaching of history but with all dates of this nature those who actually remember it are no more and it is one for the history books
    I'm still here. I was a child (12) then, but I certainly remember.
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