Price for Peace
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about D-Day as being Normandy,
and Utah Beach, 'cause they got
the most play in the media,
but there were at least 40 in the Pacific,
some just as bad, if not worse, than
the casualties on D-Day in Normandy.
The beaches were calm,
and there were palm trees.
at the palm trees and wondering
if I was about to die
in this peaceful place.
At Pearl Harbor on the morning
of December 7, it was Sunday morning,
a lot of men had had liberty
the night before.
Some were having breakfast,
some going to church, some asleep.
The Zeros coming off the Japanese
carriers began to appear in Hawaii.
They found us completely unprepared.
We couldn't believe
what was happening. It was so fast.
I was getting mad because they were
knocking not only our ships out,
but they were knocking out
a major part of our air power.
We were looking towards the USS
Arizona and there was a huge explosion.
I'd never seen anything like it.
It was just one big ball of fire.
or anything like that.
I was only focused on my target.
Everything was on fire.
Everything looked like it was exploding.
I knew I was supposed to knock
this plane down in front of me,
to get on his tail and shoot him down,
and I managed to do that.
You see all of that,
then this hate starts to come in.
And, damn it, this is war, this is war.
The Imperial army and navy,
before daybreak on December 8th,
went into battle against the US
and British forces in the West Pacific.
The precision of the attack
We lost 2400 people in Pearl
Harbor, December 7th 1941.
Everybody wanted revenge,
total revenge. I know I did.
I wanted to destroy the whole nation
of Japan. I hated 'em. Everybody did.
They made the American people so mad,
any compromise in this war.
We're going for
The American people
will win through to absolute victory.
We just knew that we were the enemy.
We were considered the enemy because
Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor.
I didn't even know
My father was born on 4 July,
and he made sure we put the flag out
We were brought up to be Americans.
There was a feeling in Pearl Harbor
that the Japanese Americans in Hawaii
had been giving information
to the Japanese forces in Tokyo.
We were afraid they'd do this
on the West Coast.
But there had been not a single incident
of sabotage or spying.
None of that happened.
from the West Coast were interned
into ten internment camps
across the US.
We were told we could only bring
what we could carry.
And so most of our things
we had to leave behind.
They were rounded up and put
into camps that they were guarded in.
When we arrived and saw the buildings,
it was very, very depressing.
How would you like to be taken away,
to know that people
are watching you all the time,
that your letters are being read,
that you can't communicate with people?
My brother used to put it this way:
It's like you've been raped
by somebody you trusted.
And so you can't talk about it.
It was your country that did this to you.
And you couldn't talk about it for years.
Young Japanese Americans
volunteered for the US Armed Services,
even as their families were held
in these camps.
they've stripped me of my citizenship,
which was most valuable to me.
Therefore, when they gave me
a chance to join the military,
that was my liberation,Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes
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