Japanese propaganda film during World War II, aimed at American audiences. Japanese narrator speaking in accented English. Air attacks over Hawaii: Name of Countries shown over map. Map shows Hawaii as a target. Japanese fleet at sea on the way to Hawaii. Japanese ship commanding officers confer. Japanese pilots ready on flight decks receiving final instructions and then boarding Japanese aircraft including Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers and Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Bombers take off from flight decks. Japanese planes in flight over host Japanese carriers, on the way to bomb American targets. Bombers attacking Luke Field and targets on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Views of Pearl Harbor attacks from the air, in cameras mounted on Japanese aircraft. On screen text: "US pacific fleet annihilated". Pearl Harbor is bombed. Explosions over targets. Smoke rises from targets. Narrator tallies American losses of battleship, airplanes, hangars, and human casualties. Japanese ships at sea. Narrator boasts that the retreat of America and Britain from East Asia is imminent.
A Chinese theatrical newsreel announces the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Multiple inter-titles in Japanese describe the event. Japanese airplanes take off from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. The airplanes fly in formation towards Pearl harbor. They drop bombs on U.S. airfield, where airplanes are seen parked near hangars. An aerial view of bombardment by the Japanese airplanes.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during World War 2 leads to destruction of U.S. Navy warships. A dock area. Destroyer USS Shaw (DD-373) partially submerged in floating drydock with USS Pennsylvania BB-38 in the background. The camera travels around the wreck of Shaw in the drydock. Men at work in the dock area. Various debris in water. A close up view of Shaw's damaged bridge area. Smoke comes out of a ship's stack.
Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Ships docked at Pearl Harbor. Several small launches speed across the calm harbor. Suddenly a bomb bursts in the water, behind one of the launches. Several U.S. SBD Dauntless and F4F aircraft, from the USS Enterprise, fly over the deck of the Hospital Ship, with their landing gear down (to land at Ford Island). U.S. Navy ship USS Nevada (BB-36) leaves the harbor at high speed, throwing up a bow wave. Japanese aircraft bomb U.S. Navy ship USS Arizona (BB-39) docked. The ship explodes and sinks. A large smoke column rises from the explosion. (This image has been reversed. From the perspective of the USS Solace, the Arizona should be pointing to the right, not to the left.) Anti aircraft firing from U.S. Navy ships fills air with black Flak puffs. Various ships burn.
Blend of Japanese newsreel footage and U.S. footage covering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii triggering U.S. entry into World War II. Engine of a Japanese twin engine aircraft starts. View of Nakajima B5N (Kate) bombers with engines running, on deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier, Kaga. Editor-inserted scene of a Japanese pilot, carrying a katana (samurai) sword as he climbs on the wing of a land-based Mitsubishi B5M (Mabel) bomber and into its cockpit. Japanese B5N bombers taking off from the Kaga. Glimpse of Japanese naval officers. Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber, with rear gunner, takes off from carrier. A dozen Japanese airplanes in loose formation overhead. Inserted scene, unrelated to Pearl Harbor, showing Loose formation of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Nell) medium bombers in flight. Closeup into cockpit cabin of a G3M. Bombs away view of bombs falling from the aircraft, as seen from the releasing aircraft. Pearl Harbor scene of bombs exploding on Battleship row. Japanese plane overhead. More explosions on U.S. warships in Pearl Harbor. Formation of Japanese Aichi D3A1 aircraft overhead. View from Japanese aircraft flying over hangar on Ford Island during Pearl Harbor attack. Bombs exploding on the island, below. Unrelated insert of Mitsubishi G3M bomber. Smoke billowing from bomb strikes on battleship row, Pearl Harbor. Japanese writing on photograph, identifies the U.S. capital ships struck in the Pearl Harbor raid.
Views of 18 U.S. Army Curtiss-Wright P-40B aircraft (sometimes termed Tomahawk or Warhawk, though Warhawk properly applies to later variants than these) from Pursuit Squadrons at Wheeler Field, in formation flight over Hawaii. They are filmed from an airborne B-17D Flying Fortress. The P-40s peel off, one at a time. One P-40 performs aerobatics, executing two rapid rolls for the camera. During those rolls it is evident that, in addition to fuselage insignia, the aircraft displays national insignia only on its lower right and its upper left wings, in accordance with a scheme adopted in February, 1941.