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I Attacked Pearl Harbor by Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki

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The true story told by the midget submarine officer who became United States P.O.W. #1

Translated by Toru Matsumoto. Annotated by Gary R. Coover.

The December 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and the subsequent detention and interment of American citizens of Japanese ancestry are two of the most shocking events of the past century.

This is an eyewitness account of both, by the only known midget submarine skipper who survived the attack and who also became United States Prisoner of War #1.

Originally written in Japanese by Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki shortly after the war and translated into English by Toru Matsumoto, this book has long been unavailable and out of print.

This new edition preserves the original story exactly as told and translated, plus includes photographs and annotations to help you better understand the once top-secret midget submarine and the universal nature of the trials and tribulations of a young Japanese sailor caught up in the whirlwind of World War II.

Soft cover. 150 pages. Approximately 5.25 inches by 8 inches. Made in the USA.

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ROBERT OTTO
Fascinating story

Purchased this book some time ago and it is an intriguing read. Glad that his story is told at Pearl Harbor and in the book. Sakamaki was looked down upon when he returned to Japan because he was captured. His nine fellow submariners are honored at Yasukini in Tokyo with photos, but his space is left vacant. He became an automobile executive and moved to Brazil work on operations there. There's a ex-pat Japanese community in Brazil. Highly recommend this book.

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The best memory our boy will ever have!

We scheduled for a 4' x 6' flag to flown over the USS Arizona on a date that our young ten year old boy was scheduled for a tour. Not only was the tour most spectacular on history, he now has a flag to carry with him to memorialize that specific day.

90th Birthday

We bought it for our dads 90th birthday. He was stationed in Hawaii for 2 years while serving in the Navy. He was so touched. Great gift idea!!

4 x 6 Flag

This flag was a gift and the man that received it was thrilled - loved the certificate with his name on it and that it flew over such an historic monument in our history.

We Can Do It! water bottle

I love this bottle! It fits great in the pocket of my backpack so I can take it everywhere with me. I get so many compliments on it. It is a perfect chance to explain that I got it at Pearl Harbor, a wonderful National Park.

Very unhappy

The time to get this item here was excessive. When I asked customer service they just said it was on the way.
When it finally arrived these replica pins were dark as though tarnished.The're not real silver so it's not tarnish
they are just damaged. I had bought these a few times before and they were bright silver colored as shown in
the picture. I cannot give these as gifts to my friends and it's to troublesome and costly to return. Will not buy
again from Pacific Historic Parks.

Very cute

I love the Hello Kitty Crane! I got this and the keychain and they are adorable and a great reminder of peace!

Love Rosie the Riveter Hello Kitty

She's truly unique and a wonderful addition to my Hello Kitty collection. Thank you Pacific Historic Parks!

Great!!!

Everything I expected. What a great piece of memorabilia to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives that day at Pearl Harbor.

US Flag - Flown over the USS Arizona Memorial

Very pleased with the service provided by Pacific Historic Parks.
I purchased this flag for my older brother, who shares his name with our father, who served in the Pacific in WW II.
Being a military history buff, I know this flag will be an outstanding and memorable gift for him.
I recommend Pacific Historic Parks without reservation!

Dates

The flag itself was great!!
When I was reading the certificate it was certified it was flown on July 4th and the card inside said it was flown on July 7th (which was the date I wanted to be). Other than that I love it and it is in a case with the certificate.