The Day of Infamy Arrives
In This Chapter
◆ Japan looks to seize the resources it needs
◆ The Allies are caught unprepared
◆ The U.S. Navy is knocked down, but not out, at Pearl Harbor
◆ America finally goes to war
◆ A Japanese-style Blitzkrieg creates a new empire
In retrospect, it is difficult to believe that the United States was not fighting by mid-1941. Germany had overrun most of Europe; the United States’ closest allies, the British, had been fighting for their lives; and battles raged in the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Soviet Union. Roosevelt kept his promise to do everything short of going to war to help the United States’ allies, in the face of stiff opposition from the still strong isolationists in Congress. He even resisted ...