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Newspaper Headlines of War


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

War headline of Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, December 7, 1941.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin normally did not publish on Sundays in 1941, but the Japanese attack was reason enough for special editions to be printed that day. This was the first of at least 4 different editions that the newspaper published on Dec. 7, and it’s the most famous one. The huge headline immediately became a symbol of this momentous event. Many thousands of replicas of this front page have been sold as souvenirs since at least the 1960s

Call Number: Military. WWII. December 7, 1941.
Location: Bishop Museum Archives