“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

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  1. bobbysocks

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    #1 bobbysocks, Dec 6, 2010
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    i recently got this in an email. supposedly these pics came from brownie camera left in a foot locker by an solder who was at pearl harbor.

    i did search to see if these had been already posted ... and if they had I apologise...but then again i dont. for we should never forget the lesson learned ... the cost of human heartache ... and the magnificent resolve of free men everywhere against tyranny. long let freedom live.
     

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    Great pics. A very sad day indeed.

    Just a note, the one of the Arizona blowing up looks like a pic from Sanders (can't remember his first name, but a very famous photographer).
     
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    Indeed, date that will forever live in infamy.

    Nice shots of that memorable (and terrible) day.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the photos. My neighbor was stationed at Pearl Harbor for serveral years and I'm sure he will find the photos very interesting.
     
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    It is our duty as the children and grandchildren of the greatest generation to make sure that things like this are never forgotten and that the ones who sacrificed so that we may live free are also never forgotten.
     
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    Thankyou for those rare pics Bobbysocks. I too remember the importance of today that we should be grateful for the freedoms we now have and to also be ever vigilant that it never happens again...
     
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    :salute:

    For the record, those are some great shots, but not from one guy with a Brownie camera. He'd have to have been in at least three locations at one time to get all of those shots on one camera. Heh...I got the same email a few years back, but it included (I swear this is true!) a shot from one of the Japanese aircraft looking down on Pearl Harbor as the attack was happening. Nice of them, to stop and pick up a random seaman with a Brownie camera, so he could hide these pics for 65+ years before showing them to the world...
     
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    Amen guys! To those that lived through it, and to those that didn't. Lest we forget. :salute:
     
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    May God bless and keep all who lost their lives on that day, especially those on the Arizona trapped below decks.
    I meet a lot of people on a day by day basis and I've been conducting my own poll. Been asking people if they knew today's date. most knew it was the 7th of Dec. I then asked if that meant anything to them. about 1 in 10 knew Pearl Harbor. With a bit of hints and prodding about 3 of 10 recalled the Day of Infamy
     

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    Sad, isn't it, Mike? Nobody I asked knew what the significance of the date was. My wife Googled it, and said that Google stated the attack occurred on Dec. 7th, 1943.
     
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    It is sad RA. I think society has become to self-involved.
    :salute:
     
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    No S*** buckwheat as a few older friends would say that fought in WW 2. My own Father in law was to have served on the Arizona but gladly he was 10 from the bottom up had he been chosen well I would not obviously be married to my gorgeous bride.

    One of the many pleasures it has been for many a year is to sit down and here him reminisce about his time on a Tin Can in the Pacific, witnessing Japanese suicide attacks on the larger ships in 45, home life during those years from 41 onward and hopping from island to island tending the Destroyers and subs during his time of service.
     
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    Erich, how lucky that you could know someone who had been so intimately involved in such a major piece of history. If I remember correctly they stated on the news yesterday that less than 3000 survivors are left in the world.
     
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    yes sir I am have interviewed several serving in the Pacific and where they were when we got involved in the war. sadly for my Father in-law he can remember those terrible times but cannot remember conversations we had 15 seconds previously
     
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    Two of my uncles who survived (Marine and Navy) would never talk about their experiences. Didn't understand that until I got back from vietnam. Took me forty years to even begin
     
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