Published on November 13, 2007
Slide1: Pearl Harbour Japan’s Reasons: Japan’s Reasons Japan wanted more land and wealth. the U.S.A. wanted to stop Japan. the U.S. Navy was the only force strong enough to beat the Japanese. Why attack Pearl Harbour?: Why attack Pearl Harbour? Pearl Harbour was the main U.S. Naval base for the Pacific. if the fleet at Pearl Harbour could be destroyed, the U.S.A. would not be able to stop Japan’s plans. On 7th December 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour.: On 7th December 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour. Slide5: The Navy had received no warning…… …….the devastation was huge……... Slide6: …many ships were lost…. Slide7: …and many, many men died. Slide8: 2,402 Americans were killed in the attack. Over 1,000 more were seriously injured. The attack lasted less than two hours. The USS Arizona suffered the greatest losses. This memorial lists the names of the 1,117 crew who lost their lives on her.: The USS Arizona suffered the greatest losses. This memorial lists the names of the 1,117 crew who lost their lives on her. Slide10: 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed 159 were damaged 12 ships were sunk or seriously damaged Only 29 Japanese planes were lost. Slide11: The American people were outraged. President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Germany, Japan’s ally since 1940, declared war on the U.S.A. America had joined World War II. Slide12: America was determined never to forget Pearl Harbour. Slide13: In the years to come, the flag from Pearl Harbour was raised in each new town the U.S.A. liberated from Hitler’s troops. Pearl Harbour brought America into WWII.: Pearl Harbour brought America into WWII. How might your life have been different if the Japanese had not attacked?