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Rare Photos of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

13 Oct

The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. (Wikipedia)

Remembering September 11th

6 Sep

Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember and here, just take a look back.

The South Tower falls

Firemen struggle to extinguish blazes near the disaster site

Rescue workers carry Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge from the rubble. Father Judge was killed by falling debris

Firefighters search for survivors in the wreckage

A rescue worker pauses to rest during the search and rescue operation

Survivors leave the World Trade Center site shortly after the attack

Firefighters amidst the rubble

People emerge from the dust cloud of the wreckage

The lobby of the World Financial Center in the days after the attack

The skeleton of the building collapses in on itself

A sign in Times Square memorializes a firefighter killed when the Towers collapsed

A man searches posters at St. Vincent’s Hospita

Yellow ribbons are tied to a fence near the disaster site

Photographs from the archive of TIME photographer James Nachtwey.