Pearl Harbour

  • Plans to Attack

    Plans of this surprise attack were being formulated.
  • The Warning

    Joseph C. Grew tries to tell Washington about the atttack, but no one believes him.
  • The Grid of the Ship's Locations

    A message from Japan to a Japanese general in Hawai'i is deciphered, but this information is not shared with the admiral and general, that are commanding the Hawaiian Department.
  • Possibility

    The general and admiral get a warning that an attack could be possible.
  • Late notice

    A message saying that Sunday is some kind of deadline for the Japanese is delivered to Washington 4 hours before the attack. They do not forward it to the commanders in Pearl Harbour, until after the attack has started.
  • The Bombing

    The Japanes bombed Pearl Harbour.
  • The First Wave

    At 7:55, the attack started.
  • The Second and Last Wave

    The second attack started at 8:40 a.m. and ended at 9:45 a.m. We didn't know that was the last wave, however.
  • World War 2

    The USA and Britain declared war on Japan.
  • Memorial

    A memorial for all 2,335 lives lost was dedicated.