Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

American battleships burn at anchor at Pearl Harbour, whilst the US Pacific carrier fleet was safely at sea. As the executors of the attack knew, it provoked a war the Japanese navy was most unlikely to win. Hitler declared war on the United States days later, thus bringing the US into alliance with Great Britain against the Axis in the European and African theatre of war as well as the Pacific.

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