Full text of the official reports concerning the attack on pearl harbor - published by the U.S. News Pub. Corporation, Washington, 1945 - Only edition.
A detailed report prepared by a special committee of the US Army and Navy examining the situation and facts relating to the surprise Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in December 1941. The Military Board held discussions until October 1944, heard a total of 151 witnesses and interviewed dozens more people, each with a relevant piece of information regarding the attack, and also reviewed hundreds of relevant documents and memos related to the attack. The report provides a detailed description of events preceding the attack, details the failures of American intelligence, and extensively surveys the days of the attack itself and its outcomes. It extensively discusses the reasons Japan found the US surprised and the reasons for American complacency. At the end of the report is President Truman's statement after reading it, in which he claims his conclusion from the report is that the disaster occurred due to American policy - every time he demanded early preparation and readiness he was smeared and his opinion was rejected by the state, "I think the state is to blame for the final situation that developed in Pearl Harbor".
During the war, Pearl Harbor served as the main base of the US Navy in the Pacific Ocean. The surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the American base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, during World War II took the United States completely by surprise. The attack was carried out by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy, launched from aircraft carriers led by Japanese pilot Mitsuo Fuchida. The attack on Pearl Harbor was seared into the American consciousness as an event of national disgrace, and it is considered the greatest intelligence failure in US history until the September 11 attacks. A few hours after the attack Japan declared war on the United States. The next day, US President Roosevelt delivered his "Infamy Speech" and the United States declared war on Japan which ended with the surrender of the Japanese Empire. In the surprise attack, the United States lost 12 warships, 188 aircraft and 2,459 soldiers and civilians.
Rare, only two records listed in the world cat library catalog.
86 p. 28 cm. Slight tear on lower left corner of the title page. Good condition.