History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

07 December, 2011

A Day of Infamy

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and this blog post is a commemoration of that. These photographs are by nature quite disturbing, but I feel the difficulty in looking at them connects us to the feelings of the people who experienced the past, directly and indirectly, and that has a lot of value.

In memory of the millions and millions of people all over the world who were affected by this day, 1941. 


View of Pearl harbor with smoking ships. Source



USS Arizona. Source



Cruiser passing the burning USS Arizona. Source



USS Shaw. Source



View of harbour from a distance, with USS Arizona pouring smoke, centre. Source










USS Utah. Source



USS Shaw. Source



The USS Maryland (left) moored beside the capsized USS Oklahoma. Source



USS Shaw. Source



USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee. Source












The USS Arizona. Source



Smoke pouring from ships, including USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee. Source



USS California (smoking). Source



The USS Shaw. Source




USS Shaw burning in dry dock. Source



Wreckage of the USS Arizona. Source

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