• Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes.
  • The U.S. and Britain decared war on Japan

    The U.S. and Britain decared war on Japan
    The Japanese began war on the United States with air attacks on the naval base at Pearl Harbour. Considerable damage was done at Pearl Harbour and there were numerous casualties. President Roosevelt has mobilised the Army and ordered all the armed forces to take up their war stations, and imposed a censorship.
  • China declares war on Japan

    China declares war on Japan
    Japan's national policy has always aimed at the domination of Asia and mastery of the Pacific. For more than four years China has resolutely resisted Japan's aggression, regardless of suffering and sacrifice. This latest act of aggression on the part of Japan lays bare her insatiable ambitions and has created a situation that no nation which believes in international good faith and human decency can tolerate.
  • Japanese bomb Manila

    Japanese bomb Manila