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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
Pearl Harbor naval base aflame after the Japanese attack in 1941

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The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

The U.S. was already close to joining the war, but in an attempt to preserve its stance of isolation and neutrality, it had only committed to sending war supplies on loan to the Allied forces, mainly Great Britain, France, and Russia. Within days, Japan's allies, Germany and Italy (known collectively as the Axis powers), declared war on the United States. December 7, the "date which will live in infamy," brought the United States into World War II. Do you know anyone who fought in the war?
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