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Nov 05, 1941

Secret instructions (Combined Fleet Ultasecret Operation Order I) were issued to the Japanese navy for the attack on Pearl Harbor. An imperial conference resulted in agreement to continue negotiations with the U.S. but to go to war if they failed to produce a settlement. The military was thus ordered to prepare for the worst.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  World War II Almanac: 1931-1945

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Tags: Pearl Harbor, Japan, Japanese navy, Secret

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