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19 December 2011

Sun 7th Dec 1941: Pearl Harbor

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Very cold, bitter wind after night of deluge: but a sunny day: rain again at night. To Childs to fit up the reconditioned clock in the hall and left it going well. Took a railway book for Arthur.
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On this day: Japan attacks US fleet at Pearl Harbor sinking 4 battleships and destroying 188 aircraft.  1,103 men died on the battleship Arizona; 2,334 in the raid all told. 12 other major vessels were damaged. Japan also attacked British territories in the Pacific. 
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