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        Pearl Harbor | Ken Burns: The War

        View images from Pearl Harbor, including the USS Shaw, a destroyer, as it exploded, as well images of rallies that occurred in Taos, NM, after the United States entered the war. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army launched an unprovoked attack on an American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack resulted in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, and ushered the United States into World War II.

        The USS Shaw Explodes | Ken Burns: The War

        The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on the US Pacific fleet at their base in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. December 7, 1941. Credit: The National Archives (ARC: 295978).

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        Reaction to Pearl Harbor | Ken Burns: The War

        A sign on a barbership door in Parker, Arizona, reads: "Japs Keep Out You Rats." Credit: The National Archives (210-CCIN-4).

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        Pearl Harbor: Ford Island | Ken Burns: The War

        View of Ford Island from a Japanese plane during the attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941. Credit: U.S. Naval Historical Center (NH 50930).

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        American Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack | Ken Burns: The War

        The body of a dead American sailor, killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, washes up on the shore of Kaneohe, Hawaii. December 7, 1941. Credit: The National Archives.

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        Pearl Harbor: USS Shaw Explodes | Ken Burns: The War

        The USS Shaw explodes after being hit by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ford Island Naval Air Station, December 7, 1941. Credit: The National Archives (80-G-19948).

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        War Rally in Taos, New Mexico: Image 1 | Ken Burns: The War

        Hearing the news of the US declaration of war, citizens of Taos gather in the town square for a war rally. December 11, 1941, New Mexico. Credit: The National Archives (83-G-41681).

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        War Rally in Taos, New Mexico: Image 2 | Ken Burns: The War

        Hearing the news of the US declaration of war, citizens of Taos, New Mexico, gather in the town square for a war rally. December 11, 1941. Credit: The National Archives (ARC Identifier 521906).

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        War Rally in Taos, New Mexico: Image 3 | Ken Burns: The War

        Hearing the news of the US declaration of war, citizens of Taos gather in the town square for a war rally. December 11, 1941, New Mexico. Credit: The National Archives (ARC Identifier 521907).

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