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Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

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Jay Wertz, author, "Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy"

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Photo caption: Book cover, "Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy" by Jay Wertz

Photo credit: World War II Comix

Book cover, "Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy" by Jay Wertz

Dec. 7, marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

President Franklyn Roosevelt called it, "a date which will live in infamy," and it has for generations of Americans.

But what is still living memory for the country's oldest citizens is now distant history for many younger Americans.

A new form of history writing is trying to connect younger readers with the events of Pearl Harbor.

"Pear Harbor And The Day of Infamy" is a 24-page comic book written by historian Jay Wertz explaining the context and showing the severity of the attack.

Wertz, who has written multiple books about World War II, talks about how he hopes to connect with young readers Wednesday on Midday Edition.

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