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Coast Guard saves rescues passengers of SS Manhattan as the ship gets stuck on a reef off Florida in the United States.

The ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield) runs aground off West Palm Beach in Florida, United States. Scenes from January 12,1941: People at a beach. USS Wakefield (Manhattan) in the background. During her third voyage to California the ship runs aground off West Palm Beach, Florida. A sign on the ship: 'Manhattan United States Lines'. Coast Guard personnel save the passengers of the ship.

Date: 1941, January 12
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Period before U.S. formal entry into World War II. German submarines torpedo American ships and Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.

Date: 1941
Duration: 7 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Telephone lines are extended along the Florida coast and a contrast between old and modern telephone buildings in the U.S.

Telephone lines laid along the Florida coast in the United States. Equipment in view during the extending of telephone lines along the Florida coast. A crane beside the train station in the town of Jewfish, Florida in the upper Florida Keys. A board on the train station building reads 'Jew Fish'. The crane at work. Florida in later years: View of rolls of telephone cables outside a building. Men laying telephone cables from a roll kept on a wheel cart. A small wooden building with a board that reads 'The New Telephone Bldg., Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company'. Another small building with a few boards. One of the boards reads 'Keeping Face With Orlands'. A large concrete building with a path in the front. Trees along the side of the path.

Date: 1926
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States army soldiers fight fires on airfield and aircraft struck during Japanese attack on pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

A U.S. Army Air Forces Douglas B-18 bomber burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor. At first it is obscured by flames and smoke. United States soldiers run around the burning aircraft. Cars and other army vehicles drive past the burning aircraft. A fire fighter is seen on the broken wing of the airplane, directing water on the fuselage, while flames and smoke are all around. The nose canopy is missing from the bomber and half the right wing and engine are broken off. Its tail is damaged. Burned out remains of the aircraft is shown at end of film.

Date: 1941, December 7
Duration: 4 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States declares war on Japan, December 8, 1941

New York Daily News headline reads 'Japan at war with U.S.' Journal American newspaper headline reads:'US votes war'. Boxes of M-1 ammunition being off-loaded from a ship and placed on a roller conveyer. U.S. Army tank, trucks, and aircraft ready for shipment overseas.

Date: 1941, December 8
Duration: 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Three U.S. technicians examine a GB-4 television receiver and test equipment at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, United States.

Tests of GB-4 bombs (precision guided munition) in the United States during World War II. Three technicians operate a GB-4 television receiver and test equipment at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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