Pearl Harbor: Disaster for Japan?

Youtube recommended this little video for me the other day:

Pearl Harbor

“Pearl Harbor: Disaster for Japan” National Geographics Documentary

What a ridiculous title.  I mean, how can anyone not laugh out loud when reading it?  Because I’m pretty sure Japan won that battle handsomely.  Even the English-language Wikipedia page lists it as a “Japanese major tactical victory.”  And that is saying something for a site whose WWII history is almost entirely pulled from the thousands of self-congratulatory English-language military books on the period.

But no, leave it to American hubris to declare such a total and complete loss for their side a “disaster” for the other side.  Unbelievable.  Is it any wonder Americans are completely terrible at history?

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