Celebrate the 75th anniversary of USS Arizona with Beneath Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona - Underwater Views of an American Icon by Brett Seymour and Naomi Blinick.
Experience USS Arizona as never before in this collection of images and essays that bring the fallen World War II battleship to life. Explore the submerged ship, its artifacts and history underwater with individuals who have a tangible and passionate connection to the ship - National Park Service divers.
“Brett Seymour’s images and this book take us on an intimate journey to the hidden world of USS Arizona to honor the great battleship and those who served on her. These images capture the
cataclysmic moment in our history that began the Pacific War, but most importantly they preserve the memory of Arizona before time and tide reclaim her to the sea. This book will power the memory
of this mighty ship for generations, as time claims the valiant men who called her home.”
- David Doubilet, Photographer, National Geographic Magazine
“In her 100 years of existence, USS Arizona has led several lives: a symbol of U.S. Naval power; a site of incredible violence and destruction; the last resting place of some 1,000 sailors and marines; a nearly forgotten relic of WWII; a shrine to her lost crew; a national memorial; and most recently, the focal point of state-of-the-art maritime stewardship by the National Park Service. This book describes the latest chapter of this once-mighty warship in moving text and stunning photography.”
- Gary Cummins, First Superintendent, USS Arizona Memorial.
“It is important for future generations to remember what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, and that becomes more difficult with each passing year. I hope that when someone picks up this book he or she continues to remember the story of USS Arizona and its significance to our nation.”
- USS Arizona Survivor, Lauren Bruner
Landon Meets His Hero
Members of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center were introduced to young Landon while at World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument in December 2017.
Landon's journey to meet his hero, Donald G Stratton, began with the PBS show "Into the Arizona" and book "Beneath Pearl Harbor" - both created by the SRC and partners to highlight the legacy and National Park Service stewardship of the WWII battleship.
Watch the short video here http://www.pbs.org/video/landon-meets-his-hero-ndz68l/
Valor and Infamy Preserved: A Conversation wtih Brett Seymour of National Park Service
World War II Magazine, article by Michael G. Williams
Underwater Wonders of the National Parks
Curiosity Stream videos created a two part series on the Submerged Resources Center for the NPS Centennial. This includes a two-part episode on USS Arizona.