Sunday, December 07, 2008

67 years ago - infamy.

Here you can listen to the radio bulletins, as recorded at the time, of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and other military bases in the Pacific.

Here is a news article which gives some background on how some of these recordings were made - which wasn't normal at that time.

At Thanksgiving, my father told us his memories of December 7, 1941. He had gone with his family and aunts to a special presentation at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Lansing on missionary efforts in Alaska. They had a party afterward in the parish hall and then went home. He remembers the radio reports and, then, he said, all the women started crying, because this meant war and the loss of sons and husbands and brothers...

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