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Re: More history (on meaning of Pearl Harbor) [OT]
>> >Question 1: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and >> >fill him with a terrible resolve." Who said that and in what circumstance? >> >(Difficulty 6). >> >Answer 1: Japanese Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, commenting on the aftermath >> >of the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941). Probably no truer words were ever >> >spoken. The sneak attack that decimated the Pacific Fleet also unified the >> >American people like no other single event in its history. From that point >> >forward, the fascist powers were doomed. >> >Source: Pearl Harbor, a Life Magazine Collector's Edition > >If whoever bothered to invent that pseudo-quotation bothered to learn >hitory of WWII, he'd know that most military action had seen no American >involvement at all. The widely regarded as the turning point of WWII was >Stalingrad battle, after which Red Army began the advancement on all >fronts. if we restrict that particular comment made by a japanese admiral, regarding the attack on on pearl harbor and the effect it had on the us/japan portion of ww2, to the theater in which it applies (the us/japan portion of ww2), then it's not really a pseudo-quotation. i doubt very much that the japanese admiral was thinking that now that the us had become interested in participating in ww2, the us would end the war. i imagine he was just considering the effects the us would have on japan. -- |-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----| firstname.lastname@example.org * "ah! i see you have the internet email@example.com (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!" firstname.lastname@example.org * "information is power -- share the wealth."