The Japanese Gamble
Lecture no. 12 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History
Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
After four years of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States, Japan unleashes a stunningly successful attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. This lecture examines the U.S.-Japan relationship, Japanese planning for the attack, and the ways in which American policy and security lapses contributed to the disasters at both Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines.