December 23, 1941 is the day Wake Island fell to the forces from the Imperial Japanese Navy. The battle began on
December 8, 1941, which was December 7, and Pearl Harbor. Wake Island was on the other side of the international dateline. Japan launched simultaneous attacks on many islands in the Pacific to secure their foothold in the Pacific.
The music track accompanying this presentation is from a gentleman named Oscar Brand, folksinger active during the 40s, 50s and 60s. He made a career out of taking military songs, both official and made up and recording them. Most are hysterical and document historical events in both World War II and Korea. I hope you enjoy it.