Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor

“On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin. After a week of war, I wrote a story directed at Hawaii’s women; I thought it would be useful for them to know what I had seen. It might help prepare them for what lay ahead. But my editors thought the graphic content would be too upsetting for readers and decided not to run my article. It appears here for the first time.” — Elizabeth P. McIntosh, in a gripping, must-read, first-hand account of the attack that forced America’s hand into World War II, now published by the Washington Post some 71 years later.

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