The red alert didn’t sound until after the raid had begun on Pearl Harbour. All the soldiers were asleep in their bunks when the first bombs fell which woke them. They lay in their beds thinking was the noise a dream or was it real. In the command tower the General could see little crafts coming towards the harbour filled with Japanese troops. He sounded the alarm and ordered everyone to make barricades along the coastal roads to defend the important buildings. After hours of intense fighting the Americans won. As they began to repair and tidy up they found Japanese coins along the pavement.