Attack on Pearl Harbor: Minute by Minute

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Attack on Pearl Harbor: Minute by Minute

Synopsis

This gripping historical series promises the closest look ever at the fateful day that changed the course of WWII - and the ships and lives that were lost. Piecing together this complex event, each episode covers a different part of the timeline to tell the heart-pounding tale of the Japanese attack that changed the world forever.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Secrecy and Surprise

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    Episode 1 reveals the little-known background to the Pearl Harbor attack from the inception of the plan and the obstacles it faced to the months of planning by the Japanese military. We also reveal the missed opportunities that could have helped the Americans avert the disaster and hear from Japanese and American survivors about the build up and opening moments of the attack.

  • All Out Attack

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    This episode promises one of the most detailed explorations of the Pearl Harbor attack to date with interviews with some of the world’s leading experts and first-hand accounts from some of the last remaining Japanese and US survivors. We also reveal stories of great heroism and tragedy and show how the attack unfolded minute by minute.