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October 20

“I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

While this quotation may never have been stated by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, it defines the ending of the 1970 film Tora, Tora, Tora!

Some of the other quotes in this movie did happen, including the codes phrases used by the Japanese.

On 2 December 1941, Nagato sent the signal Niitakayama nobore 1208 “Climb Mount Niitaka on 12/08 (Japanese Time)” that committed the Carrier Strike Force to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Posted by on October 20, 2008 in Country - Japan, Media, Sea

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