L.A.’s Views on Pearl Harbor Attack

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street
Dec. 8, 1941: The Times interviewed average Angelenos (if there is such a thing) for their opinions about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Many, like Horace Goodrich, thought the U.S. would wrap up the war in a few weeks. J.H. Allen was the only one with a contrasting view: “From what I gather, the Japanese must be well prepared. If they are, then we’re in for a long battle.”

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street

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I work at the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to L.A.’s Views on Pearl Harbor Attack

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Great to read the first person accounts, and interesting to see how gung ho patriotic they were about how prepared America was. I wonder if people would be so positive today.

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