Friday, February 10, 2012

Pearl Harbor Battle

Here is the clip of Pearl Harbor that we used to learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor.  There is more on here than what I showed in class in case you wanted to know

Look for the strategies the Japanese used to attack the harbor.  The attack began @ 7:00 AM.   

Stage 1:  Bomb the ships.  Each pilot had a picture of the ship they were supposed to bomb and the fighters were equiped with torpedos.  The bombs were made to pierce the armor of the ships and when the little propeller on the back stopped they exploded, since that was the timer that caused that to happen.

Stage 2:  Bomb the planes so they can't shoot down the Japanese planes. 

Stage 3:  Bomb repair facilities.  The Japanese commander Yamamoto decided that they had done enough damage that day and no longer had teh element of surprise, which prompted him to call off this phase of the attack.  Had they done this the ships would have all had to be towed back to California to be repaired, hindering America's ability to strike back quickly.  When it was all over Yamamoto said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

part I:
Begin watching @ 0:40-end

Part II:
Whole clip

Part III: (Whole Clip)

Part IV: Stop @ 7:10

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