December 2016-January 2017

Dec 2016-Jan 2017 issue

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The Goat of Pearl Harbor

Husband Kimmel, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, took the fall for the Japanese attack. But was that just a convenient way for the navy to pass the buck? By Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Day of Infamy, Part Two

Smoke was still rising over Pearl Harbor as Japanese forces arrived at Wake Island to deliver more destruction. The American defenders weren’t about to make that easy. By Drew Ames

The Birth of Round-the-Clock News

No story was bigger than the Pearl Harbor attack. And no medium was better equipped than radio to spread it day and night. By Ken Bush

A Silent Night Torpedoed

Viewed through a periscope soon after Pearl Harbor, Los Angelenos appeared arrogantly indifferent to the Japanese threat. The insulted skipper of a lurking sub went on the attack, just before sunrise on Christmas Eve. By Donald J. Young




A Note from Our Editor


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

The First Wartime Christmas


Carole Landis


Ike’s England: Grosvenor Square, Bushy Park, and Southwick House

I Was There

“Trapped on the USS Arizona

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

1944’s The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress and 1990’s Memphis Belle

78 RPM

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


“Witness to the War’s End”