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Griffith Stadium, 1941

 

The game goes on despite Pearl Harbor attack.


During the Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, Dec. 7, there was no official announcement that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, but reporters in the press box knew, and fans must have realized something was up when top government officials and military personnel were constantly being paged. Not surprisingly, the football writers were told to keep their game stories short.