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The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor – Again

By Daniel Garas, Naval History and Heritage Command Emboldened by a string of victories across the Pacific in the early months of World War II, the Japanese empire launched a bold and unorthodox attack that is seldom remembered today. Though a tactical victory, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor …

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Train As You Will Fight

By Christopher B. Havern Sr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command History and Archives Division-Emergent Response “Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” ― Aeschylus On August 7, 1942, Allied amphibious forces landed units of the First Marine Division and surprised the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in …

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Allies Cheer as First American Convoy Arrives in France!

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The arrival of the first convoy carrying the Soldiers and Marines of the American Expeditionary Force at Saint-Nazaire, France on June 26, 1917 surprised the world and uplifted the allies. Today, after two world wars and a century of witnessing operations …

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