Listen to an actual radio report broadcast to a Seattle audience just hours after the attack, instructing residents to turn out their lights, in this excellent report by KUOW's Feliks Banel.When Pearl Harbor was attacked 69 years ago today during World War ll, the West Coast of the United States feared further strikes by the Japanese and enforced blackouts from Mexico to Canada to make it more difficult for enemy planes to identify potential targets.
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This December 7, 1941, photo from The National Archives shows the USS West Virginia burning after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The carefully-planned and well-executed attack removed the United States Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. December 7, 2010 marks the 69th anniversary of the attack which abruptly brought America into the Second World War as a full combatant.