Part of the Eyewitness to World War II series
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More
President Franklin D. Roosevelt called 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy".
Early that morning hundreds of Japanese fighter planes unexpectedly attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
More than 2,000 Americans were killed and the battleships of the Pacific Fleet lay in ruins.
The brutal attack launched the United States into war, a conflict that engulfed the world.
1FPJ Japan, 1KBB USA, 1MKPH Hawaii, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 4Y Designed for home learning, 5AL Interest age: from c 10 years, YNH History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), YNJ Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teenage)