USS California (BB-44) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States. A marine sentry moves past in the foreground. Men look at the ship in the foreground from a dock. Crew and dock workers on the deck of the ship. View of aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) passing by in the background (having arrived at Pearl Harbor September 21 for repairs). USS California was departing for Puget Sound Navy Yard for major reconstruction following her damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the prior December 7. The USS California underwent dry dock repairs at Pearl Harbor Drydock Number Two until June 7, 1942, and then was moved under her own power to a wharf at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for reinstallation of guns in July before departing on October 10 for the Puget Sound Navy Yard.
Story Camp Hanford during the Manhattan Project in World War II. Scenes of Dr. Glenn Seaborg and colleagues: Arthur Wall, Edward McMillan, and Emilio Segre, who generated and isolated Plutonium at University of California in 1941 A sign on a container reads 'First Pure 94 (239) isolated from chain reaction source'. A model of the atomic pile under the stadium at the University of Chicago, where Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, demonstrated controlled nuclear fission, on December 2, 1942. A map shows various sites chosen for Manhattan Engineer's District. Views of desert in Southeast Washington State. The Columbia River, for cooling. Electrical towers for power supply. An aerial view of project buildings in Hanford. Construction workers selected for the project in Hanford. Construction sites. Trailer houses for the workers. An aerial view of the plant ready for operation. Inserted view of Camp Hanford abandoned, in later years.
A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.
Japanese bank and people in California, United States. A man puts a board of parking time on a shop. Scene of boats and ships on dock. Man brings the flag of United States. Policeman patrols in front of Yokohama Specie bank. Notice pasted on the bank about bank license. Men walk in front of Yokohama Specie Bank limited. Japanese man and woman place the United States flag in front of soldiers headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. An animation shows a map of Japan as a fictional character Tojo makes a call from Tokyo to Nagasaki and other cities disseminating the news of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He rejoices at the attack. The United States Navy ship Arizona capsized. Wreckage of damaged ships like Nevada, West Virginia, California. Navy personnel along with civil technicians start the salvage of United States ships. Men work on the ships. Ships like California, Nevada and West Virginia underway after repair. Sailors and supplies aboard the ships. Military preparations in United States to counter the Japanese attack.
United States Anti Aircraft units operate guns in California desert. Anti aircraft units in vehicles advance across the California desert. Men at the M1 90mm anti aircraft gun. Guns being fired. 40mm Bofers Anti aircraft gun fires on tank as it is dragged in the desert. Tank destroyed by guns. At night search light being used to locate the aircraft and anti aircraft guns fire. Tracers seen in the night sky.