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  1. page home edited Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the cou…

    Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future. -Joe Baca
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    ThePearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future. -Joe Baca
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  4. page Hollywood vs. History edited ... 8. Attacks against Battleship Row and Pearl Harbor have been further dramatized. The movie dep…
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    8. Attacks against Battleship Row and Pearl Harbor have been further dramatized. The movie depicts the four other battleships that survived the attack with severe damage, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania being sunk and rendered irreparable. These ships managed to escape further damage during the attack, although Tennessee herself was seen trapped in a listing manner during the attack, and Nevada being beached after the attack. Utah was not depicted.
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    Anachronisms
    The movie is also plagued with dozens of anachronisms and can be found here:
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  5. page Hollywood vs. History edited ... 8. In the film, the Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are shown to be damaged. Th…
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    8. In the film, the Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are shown to be damaged.
    These are not all of the factual errors, but they are the most drastic.
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    Picture of ships burning at Pearl Harbor (Left) Scene of Ships burning from the movie Pearl Harbor (Right)

    1. The way the Japanese are shown sneaking up on the Americans is depicted pretty accurately. They did disappear from radars and flood the airwaves announcing a possible attack on various targets throughout the Pacific. This confused the Americans and helped the Japanese use surprise to attack Pearl Harbor.
    2. No, there never were any pilots by the names of Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker. However, these two pilots are supposed to be based on Second Lieutenants George Welch and Kenneth Taylor. There are quite a few similarities between the fictional characters and the real life people. Welch and Taylor did race in a Buick to an airfield during the attack, and they were the first two pilots off the ground. Also, Welch and Taylor were responsible for taking down at least 6 of the 29 Japanese aircrafts that were lost. However, the love story with the nurse that is shown in the movie never occurred with Welch and Taylor. Additionally, Welch and Taylor did not participate in the Doolittle Raid, but they were an integral part of it in the film. The two real pilots supposedly did not appreciate how they were depicted in the film, Taylor was quoted saying that the film was "a piece of trash; over-sensationalized and completely distorted."
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    7. Admiral Kimmel was not on a golf course on the morning of the attack (he was planning to meet General Short for a regular game, but cancelled as news of the attack came in), nor was he notified of the Japanese embassy leaving Washington,D.C., prior to the attack.
    8. Attacks against Battleship Row and Pearl Harbor have been further dramatized. The movie depicts the four other battleships that survived the attack with severe damage, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania being sunk and rendered irreparable. These ships managed to escape further damage during the attack, although Tennessee herself was seen trapped in a listing manner during the attack, and Nevada being beached after the attack. Utah was not depicted.
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    Anachronisms
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