L.A.’s Views on Pearl Harbor Attack

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street

Dec. 8, 1941, Person in the Street

Note: This is an encore post from 2011.

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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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to L.A.’s Views on Pearl Harbor Attack

  1. jerrycronin says:

    I was born on December 12, 1941 and remember the blackout curtains. I also remember our gardener sent to Manzanar Japanese camp. His son joined the army and served in Europe. When he returned, he had to wear his uniform in order to be considered for a job.

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