Thursday, December 07, 2006

An Infamous Anniversary

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The USS Shaw, 65 years ago today.

It's Pearl Harbor day. For what is probably the final time, survivors of the attack are congregating to mark the occasion.

Here's the USS Arizona prior to the attack:

Here she is after her forward magazines exploded:

Finally, here she is today:

For what is still the best account of the Pearl Harbor attack, read this book.

Wikipedia has a surprisingly thorough and accurate entry, if you don't feel like picking up a whole book. And National Geographic has a good multimedia presentation you can find here, if you're interested.

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