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World War II: 75 photos from the Pacific Theater

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 75: Japanese attack on the US Naval base at Pearl Harbour; 7th December 1941

Sparked by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II saw a bitter confrontation between the Allied forces – led by the U.S. – and Japan. Take a look at some powerful photographs from the period which lasted until the end of the war in September 1945.

The burning USS West Virginia battleship is seen after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, U.S.

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