Everyone gets a history lesson on how the Nazis ravaged Europe in their part of the World War II and has detailed knowledge on the subject of that war.
But for some reason, this knowledge is largely Europe centric as that is the part of the war that went the most viral, so to speak, as to be taught in history classes, whereas the Pacific Theater is not so popular in discussions.
The curious mind begs to question about why that is so? Is the Pacific Theater not regarded as an important part of our history or was it not interesting enough for there to be stories told about it?
On the contrary, it is believed that stories from this particular page in the book of World War II were so exceptionally brutal that people cannot stomach discussing it and thus information about it is not so widely spread.
In this article, we’ll take a detailed look on all that is left unspoken and cast a light on the brutalities committed by both the Americans as well as the Japanese for the sake of glory.
Scene 1, Opening at Pearl Harbor
Tensions ran across US citizens and the government alike all through-out the country almost as if it was physical enough to be seen by the eyes.
The static between the US and Japan was no secret, which is the reason that people felt an attack from Japan coming was inevitable but they had no idea as to where this attack would first conspire.
Little did they know, Japan was planning on being very ambitious with their very first attack at the Pearl Harbor and quite a vicious attack it was, drowning out almost the whole Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor.
The element of surprise played a huge role in the viciousness of the attack.
Although there is some speculation regarding Franklin D. Roosevelt that since he desperately wanted an excuse to go to war with Japan, he kept a 26 page memo detailing Japan’s plan of attacking Pearl Harbor hidden.
Even if this rumor is believed to be true, the surprise in the attack was overly palpable among the large population of average Americans as well as those who were attacked and lost their lives at the harbor.
The Brutal Japanese
The Japanese as a race can be distinctively perceived to be very creative in any and all industries.
This is seen in the popularity of their culture in the form of the consumption of their media, cuisine and culture by people from all the world. Needless to say, this creativity extends to their war strategies and attacks as well.