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Japan's Declaration of War: December 7, 1941

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Japanese Ambassador Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura and Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu, as instructed by their government, asked for an interview with U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull at 1300 (1 p.m.) Washington time. That hour had been selected because it was just 20 minutes before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was scheduled to begin (0750 Hawaiian time). Because the Japanese embassy staff in Washington, D.C. was slow in deciphering and translating the message in this publication the meeting was postponed until 1345 (1:45 p.m.). Codebreakers in Washington had decoded the message more rapidly than the Japanese, and Mr. Hull had already been handed a copy of Admiral Kimmel's radio warning, "Air attack Pearl Harbor — this is no drill." Hoping that it might be a mistake Mr. Hull received the Japanese and their fateful message. His comments after reading it are included in this publication.

By the time this declaration of war was delivered in Washington the attack on Pearl Harbor was nearly over and the Pacific War had begun.

Soft cover. 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 11 pages.

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Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.