Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This text is a followup to At Dawn We Slept that examines virtually every revisionist theory concening the attack. It is as thorough an exposition of who knew what and what each of those involved did, in Washington and at Pearl. Mistakes were made at both ends and no attempt is made to excuse any of the participants, including FDR. The treatment is both comprehensive and judicious. There are many details for which only a guess can be made as to their importance or likelihood. The treatment of the 'Winds' messages is superb - it points out that once the codebreakers learned that Japan had ordered embassies in Allied countries to destroy their codes, the winds messages at that point became irrelevant, since that was their only purpose. A very fine book that has no competition in terms of completeness or intelligent thought. This book is required reading for those who want to delve as deeply as possible into the events of Dec. 7th. Many revisionist theories are examined and found in most cases to be utterly implausible or based on falsehoods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written by the two who assisted Prange in his extremely comprehensive At Dawn We Slept, this is not the history of the event but an evaluation of all of the theories put forth by others, as well as an examination of all who were involved, what part each one played and how they were treated by the aftermath investigations. The book is very long and very well reasoned and pretty much essential reading for those who really want to know every last detail of the event. A very fine work.
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offtrack More than 1 year ago
How did the Japanese slip past the American radar? im a ex radar tech(ET), 1968, so know why, the answer is many fold, (it's not at all like 1950 or 1968 or now) not at ALL. the Radar was 'A" scan, not PPI, so they only know, somethings, there, not direction exact. Imagine crude and x10 crude, nor was IFF in use, IFF tells you friend or foe, using SIF codes, in modern sense, if IFF was used, then the zero would squawk, nothing, or using illegal sif codes, that the Radar tech would see, (sorry ,not invented yet, dig?) "somethings there, birds, dense clouds, ?? but what"? they also had no day plans for all scheduled air craft. and was experimental that nobody understood or trusted IT, so now you know.! i'm reading both.