75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembered through the Reading Eagle – Microfilm Collection

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Today we remember the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though Oahu is over 4,000 miles from Reading, the reporters at the Reading Eagle and Reading Times jumped into action when the news broke. By 5:30pmthat Sunday, the Eagle put out the first of two extra editions reporting on the attack. According to an article published on Monday, December 9th, the reporters had acted so fast they printed the first extra “even before the bombs stopped falling,” beating all the “out-of-town” papers in bringing Berks Countians the information they needed. Many local men were already serving in the Pacific in December 1941, and many parents would have wanted to stay updated on the day’s events.

(“The Reading Eagle,” Sunday, December 7, 1941, Special Extra Edition, from BHC’s Henry Janssen Library Microfilm Collection, reproduced with permission of the Reading Eagle Company)

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