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The island of Guam attacked and invaded by Japanese forces.

View of horizon and cloudy skies from a moving vessel in the Pacific Ocean. Guamanian sailors aboard the vessel in conversation. One of the sailors points in a direction. Goods unloaded from a boat at a peer on the Guam Island. View of a native village and Guamanian civilians indulged in various activities. Children are checked at a dressing station. Children study in a classroom. Guamanian naval cadets get training. Guam Militia's Drum and Bugle Corps, march. Guamanian marines carrying American flags march at an academy. Sign, 'Joak Radio Tokyo'. Japanese officers discuss a map. Japanese man prepares a tactical map. On 7th December, 1941 Japanese attack Guam. Guamanian troops on alert. Japanese air raid on Guam. American garrison on Guam is completely destroyed. The news of attack on Guam is headlined in all the major newspapers. Scenes of destruction in Guam. Wounded marines are taken on stretcher. An injured marine is treated at an aid station.

Date: 1941, December 8
Duration: 3 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese attack Hawaii islands in United States during World War 2, and U.S. response to attack.

A film titled 'Jap-US at war' shows Japanese diplomats leave the venue of the diplomatic talks in Washington DC in United States, soon after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii islands. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull also leaves the building. President Roosevelt is seen. Japanese troops prepare for war. Japanese troops in mainland Japan board trains as crowds of Japanese citizens wave Japanese flags and cheer for their troops leaving for war. Scenes of Diamond Head in Hawaii in peaceful times are shown, including buildings, beaches with sunbathers and fast small boats in the surf. City streets in Hawaii are shown with cars and shops. Japanese planes drop bombs over Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. United States Presidential Secretary Stephen Early tells the press of Japanese attack and the damage suffered by America. People in American cities read newspapers and scrolling lit signs with news about Japanese attack as the lead story. American citizens buying newspapers describing the attack at newsstands. U.S. troops march in front of Navy munitions building in Washington DC. American sailors return to battle stations. U.S. Navy sailors boarding ships of U.S. Navy bound for battle. Brief scenes from American ports in Guam and Wake Island. Biplanes launched via catapult from U.S. Navy ships and then seen flying over Navy ships in formation as narrator encourages Americans to work together and put aside differences to win the war. Overhead view of a U.S. Navy ship passing under a bridge with deck busy with sailors and operations.

Date: 1941, December 8
Duration: 6 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed between Germany, Italy and Japan; Nazi German invasion attacks in Yugoslavia, Russia, England

Nazi crimes against the nations of the world during World War II. View of the Peace Treaty between Germany and Yugoslavia which was signed on 1st June, 1939. The treaty breached on 6th April 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on Yugoslavia. German troops attack and advance. A map shows that most of the Europe was in the hands of Germany by 1941. View of September 27, 1940 signing ceremonies in Berlin of the Tripartite (Axis) Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Hitler and axis leaders shake hands and pose at pact signing table. Joachim von Ribbentrop signing the Axis Pact. Scene of German tank treads close-up rolling over battlefield and wider view of German armor and troops in June 1941 invading Russia, in violation of their non-agression pact. Nazi forces enter Russian territory. Wehrmacht forces setup and fire artillery at Russia. German rocket launchers fire rockets at Russian targets. Ground and aerial views of formations of German Luftwaffe aircraft on bombing runs. Between August-September 1941, Luftwaffe conducts blitzkrieg raids (blitz) on Great Britain. View of British landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral dome and Tower Bridge. Aerial views as Luftwaffe fighter aircraft roll and dive toward targets. British spotlights and search lights on the ground sweeping and catching German aircraft in their light beams. British anti aircraft batteries open fire on German planes over England. Alternating views of German plane point of view bombing England with bright flashes of light and explosions on the ground, and British anti-aircraft fire filling the air. Ground views in England of buildings on fire from blitz bombing, and fire fighters moving to deploy fire hoses and extinguish fires. Flaming buildings collapse from bombs and fire. Whole blocks of buildings on fire. Scene change to December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. U.S. Navy ships bombed and on fire in Pearl Harbor.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 32 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
 
 
Captain Alexander and other officers of the United States Navy at Guam Government Palace in Guam.

Exteriors of the Guam Government Palace in Guam. Governor's office entrance. Close up of the sign board. Interior of the Governor's Office. Captain Alexander of United States Navy (USN) and other USN officers at desk. Governor of Guam talks to Aides. Commander Jupp, Chief Clerk, Chief of Police and aides. Meeting of the Guam Legislature. Various shots of meeting of Chamorro. Councilmen. Close up of AF Badello, FB Gerrero and speaker Lembers seated.

Date: 1939, July
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Radioman George Ray Tweed speaks about suffering inflicted by Japanese on Chamorros natives in Guam.

Chamorros in Guam during the Battle of Guam. U.S. soldiers pass along streets of Guam. M-tanks are transported, ships in the background. Interior of office: George Ray Tweed, Chief radiomen on Guam who, with the help of locals hid out for the duration of the Japanese occupation, talks about violence that Japanese inflicted on Chamorro natives. He shows hideouts, from where soldiers fought. He talks to an officer. Chamorro natives pray for dead. Dead bodies with cut heads. Dead soldiers lying on ground showing brutality. Chamorro natives get food, medical care and infant care.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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