Pearl Harbor Through the Eyes of a LIFE Photographer

Pearl Harbor as Seen by LIFE Photographer Bob Landry
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Because of the sensitive nature of the war, pictures like these from the "day which will live in infamy," as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, and beyond would be subjected to government censorship in order to protect military-unit information and weapons details. This delayed the publication by weeks at a time, and these particular images by Landry were not published until Feb. 16, 1942, two months after the attacks. Here, Landry offers another angle of the wreckage of the U.S.S. Arizona.

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