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To: colorado tanker
You might consider visiting www.archive.org and searching for Pearl Harbor Attack.

Many of the Congressional Pearl Harbor Hearings reports -multi-volumes - can be found there (note that many are tens of mega-bytes in size, but as these are PDF files they are conveniently searchable).

There is also an index into these volumes from the Greenwood Press - often helpful.

I suggest that you might begin with the Minority Report.

And no, the capacity of the IJN was not underestimated; the amount of damage at Pearl Harbor was by FDR and his War Cabinet, particularly Knox. The IJN ability to sustain losses and yet maintain a fighting spirit was greatly underestimated - a cultural thingy.

46 posted on 12/12/2013 1:48:13 PM PST by jamaksin
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To: jamaksin
And no, the capacity of the IJN was not underestimated; the amount of damage at Pearl Harbor was by FDR and his War Cabinet, particularly Knox. The IJN ability to sustain losses and yet maintain a fighting spirit was greatly underestimated - a cultural thingy.

Same as to the IJA. The brutal fighting to the death at Guadalcanal and Papua New Guinea came as quite a shock. And we just passed the 70th anniversary of Tarawa where the Japanese very nearly did literally fight to the last man.

47 posted on 12/12/2013 3:01:34 PM PST by colorado tanker
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