Pearl Harbor

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by bamboo43, Dec 7, 2013.

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Remembering today anyone who lost their life during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the great significance of that day's events on the outcome of WW2.
     
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  2. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Thank you for reminding us of this great tragedy that was the start of some shocking awful times for the men in the fight against the japs
    Elsie
     
  3. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Sadly, I saw my first ever "Happy Pearl Harbor Day" on facebook earlier. :(
     
  4. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    And not forgetting that one hour before they attacked Pearl Harbour, they entered the war by attacking British and Commonwealth troops in Malaya, which resulted in the eventual brutality, starvation and inhumane treatment of so many allied troops.
     
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    idler GeneralList Patron

  6. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Idler thanks for the link Elsie
     
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    No problem - it was only blatant self promotion :)

    If you site-search "USS Ward" it brings up a couple of other relevant threads.
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's HARBOR not Harbour.

    It's a place name so has to be spelt correctly.
     
  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Owen,

    Getting things correct is a labor of love for me, being corrected is something I rarely savor. I owe you one, now where's my check book. :P
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    We can say there is a harbour at Pearl Harbor.
    :)
     
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    There's still an excess vowel by my reckoning: why not "Perl Harbor" or "Purl Harbor"?
     
  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    No doubt.

    Good call.
     
  13. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    In 1991, I attended the 50th anniversary of the New England chapter of the Pearl Harbor Veterans in Boston. Quite moving. Sadly, I think most of those I saw that day are already gone.
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    :patriot[1]:
     
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  15. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Remember them.
     
  16. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The Axis made three massive mistakes in WWII:

    1. Ignoring the fortitude of the British and the British Commonwealth;
    2. Invading the Soviet Union; and
    3. Attacking Pearl Harbor.

    Would we have seen the USA fight if not for mistake #3.?

    Anyway, adding to some of the prior comments. 'Harbor' if meant to be an English word is spelt incorrectly and there is no such thing as American English, it is just English spelt wrongly. The same as there is no such thing as an English accent - English is English. Americans, Australians, Indians, et al, speak English with an accent.

    Hawaii, the 50th US State, does have an excellent flag though, a Union Jack in the top left hand corner. Outstanding judgement and taste.
     
  17. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Yes, I think we would have gotten in eventually. We were getting closer and closer in late '41, and the bad guys were bound to make a provocative mistake sooner or later. As to there being no such thing as American English...well, there you might get an argument from some formidable scholars.

    As it is now Dec.8th here, we shouldn't forget that Hong Kong, Malaya, and the International Settlement at Shanghai were all hit as well. Hats off for HMS Peterel, the defenders of Khota Bharu, and 205 Squadron RAF. One of 205's Catalinas may have been the first Allied force to come under fire in the Pacific War.
     
  18. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Hey wait a minute,wasn't the Sandwich Islands discovered by that supreme navigator from Whitby,James Cook.

    He sheltered in a natural harbour and declared I name this place Pearl Harbour..........and Harbour it was and Harbour it is....honestly
     
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  19. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Tell that to the people that own it.
     
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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I know let's argue about the spelling of a word instead of Remembering the events of 7th December 1941.
     
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