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 fleet at Pearl Harbor. Videos may be downloaded from DVIDS.
Discuss the fleet at Pearl Harbor. What were they doing to prepare for a likely war?
How would you characterize the age and condition of the fleet at the time of the attack?
How would you characterize the readiness of the Sailors in the fleet?
What was life like at Pearl Harbor during the time?
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