Japan intended the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as a preventive action to keep the US Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan planned in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. The following day, December 8, the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been fading since the Fall of France in 1940, disappeared. Clandestine support of the United Kingdom was replaced by active alliance. Continue reading for ten more amazing colorized historical photos.
10. Sikh troops man a Bren gun in the line near Villa Grande, Italy, 15 January 1944
9. Mark Twain visits the Houses of Parliament in London. 2nd of July, 1907
8. Morning walk on Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, c.1905
7. Marilyn Monroe’s USO performance, February 1954
6. Inventor and physicist Thomas Alva Edison. New Jersey, 1911
5. A mother helps her child off the trolley on a Broadway in New York City, July 1913.
4. Operation Overlord, June 1944
3. Robert E. Lee a week after surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War – April 16, 1865
2. Otto Frank in the attic of the Secret Annex on the morning of the official opening of the Anne Frank House, May 3, 1960
1. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, c.1935