Day of Infamy Speech

Delivering Day fo Infamy Speech

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Day of Infamy Speech” is one of the most famous speeches by a US president. It is second only to President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Many people know the beginning, “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by

Ford Island Control Tower

Ford Island Radio Tower in Pearl Harbour Attack

The History of the Ford Island Control Tower The first radio broadcast of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour at 8:05 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, came from the Ford Island Control Tower. At the same time of the announcement, the tower was being bombed and the lower level windows were shattering. The tower was actually under construction

Admiral Kimmel, Husband E.

admiral husband kimmel

In February of 1941, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel became the commander-in-chief of the US Pacific Fleet. The Pacific Fleet had been moved to Pearl Harbour in 1940. Admiral Kimmel, shortly after being placed in this command expressed his concern about a surprise attack. He did not, however, make any apparent changes to prepare for such