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The First Minutes 

Naval History and Heritage Command historian Robert J. Cressman answers questions about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the historical impact in a series of video sound bites. Here, he discusses the first minutes of the attack. Videos may be downloaded from DVIDS.

How do the Japanese begin their strike launches?

What were the first indications of the attack on Pearl Harbor?

When did the first Japanese airplanes arrive over their targets and what actions did they take?

What took place during the first fifteen minutes of the attack?

What was the immediate reaction of the naval forces at Pearl Harbor?

Watch the next set of videos: Analysis of the Attack 

Published: Fri Dec 03 15:39:31 EST 2021