00:00:16 STORM IN THE PACIFIC
00:02:00 Final U.S. - Japan negotiations...
00:02:03 ...in Washington D.C.
00:02:05 War is imminent.
00:02:07 The Rising Sun Empire, emboldened by their conquests...
00:02:10 in China and Indochina...
00:02:11 expects to become the most powerful nation on Earth,
00:02:14 next to their great ally, Hitler's Germany.
00:02:17 The biggest obstacle is the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
00:02:19 Japan decides to take the boldest gamble in the history of warfare.
00:02:22 Attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet Base at Pearl Harbor...
00:02:27 A force of 30 warships left from Hitokapu Bay, Kurile Islands, bound for Hawaiian waters.
00:02:30 In the event of a political settlement, the fleet would return.
00:02:33 However, the code "CLIMB MT. NIITAKA"
00:02:35 meant the breaking off of further talks and that the attack should proceed.
00:02:42 December 2nd.
00:02:43 The Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, Admiral Yamamoto, sends a message:
00:02:48 "CLIMB MT. NIITAKA"
00:02:56 230 MILES NORTH OF PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII
00:03:09 AIRCRAFT CARRIER HIRYU FLAGSHIP - 2ND CARRIER AIR DIVISION.
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