Reporter details week of infamy
Her story, too gruesome then, is gripping account now
Posted: December 7, 2012 at 12:37 a.m.
Editor’s note: On Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, I was working as a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After a week of war, I wrote a story directed at Hawaii’s women; I thought it would be useful for them to know what I had seen. It might help prepare them for what lay ahead. But my editors thought the graphic content would be too upsetting for readers and decided not to run my article. It appears here for the first time: For seven ghastly, confused days, we have been at war.
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Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/07/2012