On September 5, 1972 a day before the Olympic Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel.
On a quiet afternoon in December 1941, the President was in his study working on his stamp album. The telephone rang, and the White House operator put through the call. FDR learned that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor just before 8 a.m. Hawaii time. Prologue takes you through the various drafts of FDR’s so-called “Day of Infamy” speech, with images of pages with his hand-written changes in wording and updates on Japanese attacks on other U.S. installations in the Pacific.