A 1943 film about the December 7, 1941 Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. Film blends dramatized scenes with actual historic footage from the event. Formations of Japanese bombers approach Pearl Harbor. USS Arizona (BB-39) bombed. U.S. personnel aboard USS Arizona as the ship is bombed. Smoke billows up from the explosion. U.S. sailors aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37). USS Oklahoma and USS California (BB-44) are bombed by Japanese aircraft. U.S. troops fire machine guns at Japanese aircraft. USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes (DD-375), and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) bombed in the dry dock of Pearl Harbor. Ships in flames. USS Oglala CM-4 sinks after being attacked. Air raid alarms sound in Honolulu. Japanese people in Honolulu as the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor continues. A Japanese man being interviewed after air raid says he cannot think that Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.
From a 1943 film blending dramatized scenes and actual archival footage about the conditions soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii in December 1941 by Japanese bombers during World War II. U.S. troops remove the dead bodies of soldiers who died in action. The U.S. flag on the grave of a U.S. soldier. Pictures and parents of U.S. service men of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army and Medical Corps who died during Pearl Harbor raid. The family of a U.S. Medical Corps Lieutenant who died during Pearl Harbor raid. Wife of the same lieutenant holds her baby born after the attack. Prayer services for the dead U.S. servicemen. Families of the dead servicemen lay wreaths and flowers around U.S. flags. U.S. Navy officers and sailors at shore attend the memorial services. Ceremony shows line of U.S. Navy sailors laying garlands around each U.S. flag bearing the names of U.S. servicemen who died during Pearl Harbor attack. An Army Chaplain and Navy officers attend the prayer services. Palm trees on the beach.
Film argues that Japanese Americans in Hawaii collaborated with Japanese Consul-General to provide intelligence information prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Animation illustrates the demographics of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in 1924 and the few, who by 1933, had chosen to expatriate themselves from Japan under the Japanese Exclusion Act. Birthrates are illustrated, and numbers of Japanese registering children with the Japanese consulate retain Japanese citizenship. A dramatization shows a man acting as Uncle Sam and another as an American citizen. They discuss Japanese temples and language schools in Hawaii. The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Japanese man relays intelligence to a Japanese officer in the Japanese consulate. A Japanese family seated on the porch of a house. American ships in Pearl Harbor as seen from the house. Japanese children and woman as they look at American ships moving in Pearl Harbor. Shows how Japanese observers keep eyes on the activities in Pearl Harbor. A Japanese man talks with a Japanese officer in the consul. Japanese observers take pictures of American ships in Pearl Harbor.
A film dramatizes the conditions at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to Japanese attack during World War II. The island of Oahu. A man enacting as Uncle Sam sleeps. Aerial view of Oahu island. U.S. soldiers on guard in Pearl Harbor. The soldiers on a moving cargo train. Hickam Field on Oahu, Hawaii. Aircraft lined up outside a hangar at Hickam Field. Pearl Harbor which lies near Hickam Field. U.S. minesweepers, light cruisers, destroyers and other ships in Pearl Harbor. Ground crews at work in the hangar of Hickam Field. U.S. sailors work at a dock in Pearl Harbor. The sailors attend church services. A chaplain speaks to the sailors and other military officers.
Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )
Rear Admiral, M.F. Draemel, Commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, introduces Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Ralph, A. Bard, who speaks to large group of Navy Yard personnel and visitors and spectators. The occasion is the launching of the second USS Wisconsin (BB-64) on December 7, 1943.
Governor of Wisconsin, Walter S. Goodland and his wife are present. Mrs. Goodland is the official sponsor.