Facing the Rising Sun

Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries
Facing the Rising Sun gallery, Road to Tokyo

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor; four days later Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. Americans, enraged, were determined to avenge the attack on their territory, however daunting challenges laid ahead. Facing the Rising Sun takes visitors into this moment in history, introducing the key leaders whose loyalties and ambitions defined the moment, and the logistical challenges of a two-front war shaped the years to come.

Made possible through a gift from The Starr Foundation