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.
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.
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.)
The modern city of Honolulu in Hawaii, United States before the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. An aerial view of the city of Honolulu. Automobile traffic on a road. Exteriors of a municipal building, a library, the University of Hawaii and schools. Exteriors of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. A car parked outside houses. The houses of bishops. A view of hotels. Boats and ships from various countries in a harbor. Buildings of various business corporations. Cars parked outside the buildings. A dramatization: two men talk about sugarcane and pineapple cultivation. They talk about the Japanese as labors to cultivate sugarcane and pineapple.
A film dramatizes the relay of intelligence to Japan from Honolulu, Hawaii prior to Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Japanese spy activities in Honolulu shows a Japanese man sending information to Japan by short wave radio signals. A Japanese fisherman relays information. Shows how information is relayed by sending a diplomatic pouch to Tokyo, Japan from the Japanese consul in Honolulu. An American citizen talks about Japan sending Japanese priests to the U.S. Japanese people listen to Japanese radio broadcast in a house. Two men, one enacts as Uncle Sam and other one as an American citizen. They talk to each other about Japanese people. Landscape of Hawaii showing Diamond Head.
Various Polynesian people and everyday life in Hawaiian Islands before American involvement in World War 2 and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Women from dominant ethnic backgrounds in Hawaii introduce themselves, including women from Korea, Portugal / Portuguese, China, Phillipines / Filipino, Native Hawaiian, Caucasian / Anglo, Japanese. Narrator describes it as a melting pot. Polynesian children on a long staircase in a village. Group of Hawaiian school children walking to school with some girls wearing Japanese style clog sandals. Diverse crowd of citizens walking on sidewalks of a downtown area of Honolulu near stores and shops. Hawaiian police officer directs traffic. 1930's cars seen on streets. Children in scout uniforms including Girl Scout and Boy Scouts salute. Groups of Hawaiian children playing and relaxing, and seen at desks in school classroom. Graduation ceremony at a high school in Hawaii as graduate young men and women walk by on a stage. Colorful traditions and customs of various cultures in Hawaii are shown. People wearing leis. Women doing various dances including hula and other dancing styles. The Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor and scenes of various women from different backgrounds each saying Aloha.