The definitive, global story of this landmark battle, told in real time.
This is the story of how the attack at Pearl Harbor changed the course of history – shaped how America would engage with war for the next 75 years and made heroes of ordinary men. On the morning of 7th December 1941, Britain was battered, bruised and under -supported in the battle against Germany. In less than 2 hours – the Pearl Harbor attack pulled the US into war. Britain was saved – as Churchill later wrote - Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful. The attack thrust the United States into World War II, but it is also remembered for the many scenes of heroism and self-sacrifice that played out as sailors, airmen and civilians without waiting for orders steped up and fought back! Brave men who showed immense courage in the face of grave danger and made their countrymen proud. From rescuing others to returning Japanese fire, thesemen went above and beyond the call of duty and saved many lives. Men such as John Charles England,Doris Miller,Philip Rasmussen, Julio De Castro and Donald Kirby Ross. Now, we’ll tell of these heroes’ dramatic unknown stories through visceral, intimate fast-action micro-drama, unseen archive footage and interviews.