Tuesday, December 06, 2016

December 7, 75th Anniversary

In a surprise attack by the Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was bombed, resulting in the loss of the lives of 2,403 U.S. Citizens.  This attack leads the United States into WWII, referred by President Roosevelt as "a day which will live in infamy." 

Lt. Henry Montgomery, Jr., was on leave that day, enjoying hunting with friends on his New York farm.  On hearing the news, he returned to his naval base to begin, along with millions of others, a fight and sacrifice that would last for four years. 

TCM is showing They Were Expendable (1945) on Wednesday, the 7th, at 4:00 p.m. EST.  It is a very fitting movie to show, the opening scene is concluded with the news that the attack has occurred. 

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