Views of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. A large home fronted by royal palms. Pedestrian traffic on King St. in the business district, including Japanese and Chinese in native costumes. Open front of a Japanese tea store. Women and children outside the store. A peddler carries vegetable produce in baskets hung from a pole across his shoulders. Views of the Hawaii Railway, Hamakua Coast, Hawaii island: Interior of a passenger car. Countryside and tunnels viewed from the train. A very high railway bridge with a sugar cane flume below it, across a valley on the Hamakua Coast.
A trip to Honolulu, Hawaii from San Francisco, California. Animated map depicts the location of Hawaii. A cruiser leaves San Francisco for Honolulu. A Hawaiian shore. A Honolulu harbor showing buildings and a crowd on a dock. Palm trees in Honolulu. Japanese people walk along a sidewalk. A Japanese tea store. A Japanese vegetable peddler walks.
People leaving for the Hawaiian Islands from San Francisco. Ship USS Great Northern (later AG-9 USS Columbia) departing from harbor in San Francisco, bound for Hawaii. Passengers and crew on the decks wave. Waves break on a moonlit beach. View of Pier 7 building at docks in Honolulu harbor, the capital of Oahu island. A crowd on the pier. Women at the dock side holding leis to greet guests.
A fictional film dramatizes the relay of intelligence through Japanese consul in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War 2. A German intelligence officer enters the office of a Japanese official in the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu. The German intelligence officer gives a Nazi salute and speaks to the Japanese officer. American soldiers and girls at a poolside restaurant. American girls speak to each other. The German intelligence officer speaks to the Japanese officer in the Japanese consul. Japanese girls speak to American girls. The German intelligence officer tells the Japanese officer that American military and intelligence officers are being sent to Hawaii from Washington DC. The Japanese officer says that he has information about an American officer of Hawaiian department who has cautioned American soldiers and officers not to do anything that might offend the Japanese people in Hawaii. Two men, one acting as Uncle Same and other one as an American citizen. They talk to each other about how the U.S. Army is aware of Japanese spy activities in Hawaii.
Hawaiians engaged in fishing. A canoe at a waterway. Hawaiian fishermen with net in shallow waters. A group of men, women and children haul the net to shore. Swimmers at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. A group of early surfboard riders demonstrate surfing on waves using surf boards. They ride waves on surf boards and perform some tricks.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. Animated map shows Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nippon, Pacific Ocean and the USA. An arrow points out from Nippon to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two Japanese aircraft carriers, the Kaga and the Zuikaku underway at sea as seen from the carrier Akagi. Waves of water dash over a deck. Japanese crew on the deck. Japanese Naval officers look through binoculars. An officer briefs Japanese pilots. A chart drawn on a blackboard. Japanese aircraft in flight. The pilots being briefed . The pilots run towards their aircraft and get ready for a take off. A signal flag is waved. The first Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service B5N (Kate) bomber takes off. A formation of nine A6M Zeros in flight. The mast of a ship. Japanese aircraft in flight. Three Kates in flight. Ford Island and airfield seen below. Aircraft dropping bombs. Honolulu smoking due to the bombardment. 3 PBY (Patrol Bomber Consolidated Aircraft) Catalinas. Bomb bursts near airplanes on the field. Pearl Harbor smokes. Animation shows war losses suffered by the U.S. A formation of A6M Zeros in flight. A Japanese war ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Three Japanese warships underway. (Note: The attack began about 8AM December 7th, Honolulu time, which was 3AM, December 8th, Tokyo time.)