Pearl Harbor remembered 70th anniversary!


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Dave Kos

Social climber
Dec 7, 2013 - 01:00pm PT

And as long as we continue to glorify war, young men will continue to line up at the recruiting stations when old, powerful men create the right circumstances.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Dec 8, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
In Hong Kong, it happened on December 8th. Here's a post about how war came to Hong Kong, and about how the Japanese attacked "my" airline, the China National Aviation Corporation, with their first wave air attack on the morning of December 8, 1941. It's one of my favorite episodes in my book, China's Wings.

Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 8, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
I was about 10 when we heard it on the radio. It scared us all, but the "Japs" were immediately classified in everyone's mind as subhuman and we'd beat them. Then I heard on the radio that Germany had declared war too and that scared the sh#t out of us.

We learned how to identify all the major axis planes from flash card silhouettes, and there were civilian spotters on the mountain tops in California. I can still identify quite a few.

I still get seriously introspective and a little sick every time a WWII documentary comes on. What we do to each other is unthinkable, and I wonder if we deserve to survive as a species.

But there was a humorous incident a couple of years after the war which still makes me laugh. I was walking down the street in Calistoga with my younger brother Bill, who was about 8 years old. A couple went by talking in German. Bill asked who they were, and I said they were Germans. He went pale, looked back, and asked me, "Are they tame yet?"

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 7, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
73 years ago today. The giant awoke.

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 7, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
Boys became men.......

Dec 7, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Credit: Gene
And the boys who became men will always keep the memories of their shipmates alive.

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BrujÚ de la Playa
Dec 7, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Day of Infamy - Indeed

Are there some others?


Social climber
So Cal
Dec 23, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
One more, 16 days later.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 23, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
wow interesting

There were some trapped in the USS OHLAHOMA as well

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