Two More for the List

I watched Tora, Tora, Tora on Memorial Day while designing WFRP careers. I had watched Midway, a movie I liked a lot as a kid, last week and found it was in fact quite mediocre. Tora, Tora, Tora was a much better film, and stood up to my memories of it. When I was younger, I found the political scenes dull. I wanted the get to the incredible aerial sequences. Nowadays I find the actions leading up to Pearl Harbor quite interesting. So much so that after watching the movie, I pulled down my copy of Day of Deceit and started reading it. The thesis of this book is that FDR knew about the attack ahead of time but let it happen because he knew such a thing would shake America out of its isolationism and free him up to go to war in Europe. I’ve had this book for a couple of years now but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. Ditto for War Without Mercy, another Pacific War book I’ve been reading lately. More on that book later.

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