82 Years Ago Today: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2023

It was then that I realized how important women can be in a war-torn world.

Elizabeth McIntosh, a journalist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, wrote an article specifically to tell women about the horrors of the Pearl Harbor attack; her editors refused to publish it because of its graphic nature. The Washington Post printed it 71 years later (read it in full below).

Why It Matters: The attack on Pearl Harbor remains one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil in modern history, and led to the U.S. officially entering World War II the very next day. More than 2,400 people died – including service members and civilians – as Japan targeted the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.

Read More:

Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later (The Washington Post)

Listen to the famous speech by Pres. FDR (History Matters)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas