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The Surprise Revenge Raid on Tokyo After the Pearl Harbor Attack

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The Surprise Revenge Raid on Tokyo After the Pearl Harbor Attack

Short | 02:19

It's 1941 and the U.S. is reeling from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt issues a secret order: come up with a plan to strike back against Japan, at any cost.

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    Mar 05
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    Mar 06
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    Mar 30

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The Pacific Ocean is also known as "The Peaceful Sea," and color footage of some of its remote American outposts taken in the late-1930s captures a world of fun and sun. But a wave of war will soon replace these serene scenes with images of cataclysmic horror. Through rarely seen color home movies and combat footage, we detail Japan's violent blitz of the Pacific--from its raid on China to its attacks on Pearl Harbor and Australia--and show how America's military raced to ready itself for battle.

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