Gallery: Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941

November 17, 2015 PE Matt 0

On December 7th 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, thus beginning the Pacific War. This gallery includes images from before, during and after the attack.

The Invasion of Malaya

November 6, 2015 PE Matt 0

The jewel of the British Empire in Asia was the island city-state of Singapore, which was strategically located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city controlled the sea routes between the Indian Ocean […]

Wake Island

October 30, 2015 PE Matt 0

Wake Island was claimed as a US possession in 1899, after the Spanish-American war. The tiny V shaped coral island lay 2,000 miles from Hawaii, but less than half that distance from key Japanese bases […]

The Fall of Hong Kong

October 23, 2015 PE Matt 0

One of the few remaining ports on the Chinese coast that was not under the control of the Japanese was the British colony of Hong Kong. Strategically located at the mouth of the Pearl River, […]

Japanese Naval Aircraft

Pearl Harbor: The First Wave

October 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

Japan’s war in China brought her into direct conflict with the United States. As Japanese forces moved south into Indochina, the threat to American interests in the Philippines, as well as the British and Dutch […]