Japanese order "Climb Mount Niitaka"
2nd December 1941: The final confirmatory order for the attack on Pearl Harbour is issued - and Japanese reconnaissance is stepped up
The final steps for the attack on Pearl Harbor now fell into place. The Chief of Staff to the Japanese Combined Fleet Rear Admiral Ugaki Matome received the final authorisation from Japan that the attack should proceed. On 2nd December he radioed the Combined Fleet with the code words "Climb Mount Niitaka": nothing more was needed - the attack would tak…
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