I confess all I know about the pearl harbor attack is from watching this excellent (IMHO) drama several times over the years on tv, and from following
some of the threads here about the attack...
Hence I wonder what the general opinion of Tora Tora Tora is here?
IMHO that film has got it essentialy right..especially the scene just before the attack where that last message to pearl from washington did not make it in time, due to bad short wave Navy radio conditions and the bureocrat idiot having it sent as a non emergency commercial telegram, ect..
From reading in the CT debate here I have noticed that HB's on this topic whilst unanimously crying that President FDR needed and wanted Japan to attack us and treasonusly sacrificied the thousands of Navy sailors for his goal of entering WW2 they allways miss these points.
1. FDR had been a Secretary of the Navy himself and was understandably quite fond of the Navy.
2. Given that the HB's are correct, that is that FDR conspired to goad and allow the Japanese Navy to attack Pearl,
IT CLEARLY WAS NOT NECCESSARY TO ALLOW THE JAPANESE NAVY TO SUCCEED!! Think about it..having Pearl adequately timely warned, with its fleet rushing out of harbor in time to intercept the incoming attack and destroy it in self defense would have certainly
roused the vast majority of Americans and Congress to without question enact the desired decleration of war...
So how strange is that, that one of the most honored and progressive US Presidents, whose masterfull leadership in large part saved the country from the depression through visionary progressive programs which saved millions of Americans from starvation ect..could also be as cunningly evil as Hitler and Stalin!!!???
Give me a break!!
thanks for letting me enter my neophyte 2 cents.