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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