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U.S. Marines demonstrate defensive readiness on Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, before World War II

Armed U.S. Marines exit from heavily sandbagged barracks to a waiting truck containing a pair of Browning M1919 .30 caliber medium machine guns on a Scarff Gun-Ring Mount. A Lewis gun is fastened to the inside of the truck. As they emerge, some look to the sky, while the rest board the truck. One sets up a radio on the pavement and another looks through binoculars. Two officers unfold a rolled up map and one salutes and runs to the cab of the truck, while the other crouches with the radio operator. The event is repeated in a second take, filmed at a slightly closer distance. Next is a closeup of Marines in the truck pointing their weapons skyward as the truck pulls away. Closeup of heavily sandbagged entrance of building as Marines exit in another repeat of the event. Repeat of the two officers (both Lieutenants) and the radio operator pointing at a spot on the map. In fimal scenes, several Marines are seen silhouetted against the sky as one rotates the Browning machine gun on its Scarff mount.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Steamer leaves San Francisco and docks in Honolulu; views of life in Honolulu Hawaii and diverse citizens.

Steamer ship travels from San Francisco bound for Honolulu Hawaii. Crowded dock of San Francisco harbor. Crowd at rails of steam ship. Steamer Great Northern moving away from dock. Ship underway in waters of the Pacific Ocean. 'The Hawaiian Island territory of the U.S. consists of a chain of Islands in the North Pacific 700 miles in length'. View of a map. A man leans over rail of ship. Waterfront dock and harbor scene in Honolulu Hawaii. Ship moves into dock. Crowd on dock of Honolulu. Business district shows pedestrians and traffic on street. Automobiles on road. Japanese section of city. Japanese in native dress on streets.

Date: 1919
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various school buildings and libraries in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Various buildings in Honolulu. Honolulu teachers receive their training in an up-to-date Normal School. People outside a building. Row of one room schoolhouses. Children line up and enter schoolhouses. A Public Library building.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Glimpses into a book entitled "builders of Hawaii." Highlights in Hawaiian history. Portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole.

View of a book entitled "Builders of Hawaii." A hand opens it to several different places, revealing photos of persons who played roles in the early development of Hawaii. Also revealed are pages from the newspaper "Commercial Advertiser" reporting that flags changed as "Hawaii becomes the first outpost of Greater America" and "Old Glory is the new flag of the Hawaiian Islands." (This refers to the establishment of the Territory of Hawaii, under the U.S. Hawaiian Organic Act of 1900.) A portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole is shown. (He was the President of the Republic of Hawaii, 1894-1900, and its first Territorial Governor, 1900-1903.) Views of the Hawaiian State Archives Building, on the grounds of the Iolani Palace, in Honolulu. A plaque honoring Captain James Cook. Views of visitors inside an exhibit that includes a reproduction of an early Hawaiian cottage.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Protective measures taken by Americans in Hawaii, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. People in Oahu, Hawaii, prepare to deal with more air attacks by Japanese. Armed U.S. soldier in sandbagged position, in Hawaii. The territorial governor of Hawaii, Joseph Poindexter, signing a declaration of Martial Law. Four thousand members of Oahu's Civil Defense Committee, dressed in dark bottoms and white tops, wearing steel helmets with "W" on them, standing at attention in formation on grounds of a stadium. Windows in all downtown shops taped to prevent flying glass. Sand bags surrounding a power substation. Huge quantities of barbed wire in a storage yard and strung along the beaches, along highways, around schools, and public buildings of Oahu. A man pushing a lawn mower between sandbagged defense positions in a residential neighborhood. Construction machinery digging defensive trenches. Bomb shelters being constructed of precast concrete. Air raid sirens installed and school children leaving their building and sheltering in deep trenches during a test. Very small children taking shelter in zig-zag trenches and donning gas masks. Huge assemblies of children, and of grownups, all donning gas masks. Little children being dressed in capsule-like "bunny mask" protective gear.One of them crying inside the covering. Crowds of women and children lined up on a veranda waiting to receive these "bunny masks." Military personnel, civilians, and school children, all carrying personal gas masks with them at all times. Innumerable old rubber tires saved in an open yard. Japanese-Americans donating blood to the American Red Cross and lined up to buy war bonds. Soldiers arresting a Japanese resident known to be an enemy agent. Boarded up shops of Japanese-Americans, who had been interned. Japanese-Americans removing all Japanese language signs from their areas. Language school buildings with closed signs. An empty and boarded-up Shinto temple. One Japanese-American replacing his cafe sign with one reading: "Keep 'Em Flying Cafe." U.S. Army troops posted on roadways. The Aloha Tower in camouflage paint. A Lurline steamship leaving port, and being replaced by warships. Prewar view of people enjoying Waikakee beach, and current view of two boys playing in sand near barbed wire barriers. City streets deserted at twilight, as blackout procedures take effect at dusk. Views of darkened homes and palm trees silhouetted against sky at dusk. The "ghost" of a sailor killed in World War II, stands in front of Arlington cemetery, Washington, DC, and converses with the ghost of a soldier killed in World War I. They discuss idealistic notions about ending wars for good. Displays of flags is seen, including: Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; Dominican Republic; England; Ethopia; Greece; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; India; Yugoslavia; Luxembourg; Mexico; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Norway; Panama; The Philippines; Poland; Russia; El Salvador; South Africa; and the U.S.A. "V" created in the sky by a skywriting airplane.

Date: 1942
Duration: 11 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese people in Hawaiian Island involved in many important industrial activities.

Japanese people in Hawaii. Japanese people on the Hawaiian Island involved in many important industrial activities. A Japanese fruit store. Japanese women dressed in native dress. Street peddlers sit on sidewalk. Woman makes lei. Man carry baskets hung from pole across his shoulders.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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