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America Enters the War

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941, the US entered the war, fighting on two fronts: in North Africa and into Europe in the east, and in the Pacific to the west. The military and industrial strength of the USA’s war effort is displayed in this area of the museum. At the center, the Sherman tank dominates the space and is surrounded by examples of American weapons and technology that emerged during the war.