Railroad scene on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, at Kalihi-Kai just east of the Libby cannery and west of the old Oahu Prison. World War Two "blackout" headlights can be seen. The first locomotive is OR&L No. 39 with three gondolas. The second is OR&L No. 34 with boxcars and the third OR&L No. 32 with a train of boxcars and pineapple cars. Brakemen and Conductor shown riding on top of cars. (The OR&L did have three cabooses, but they were not popular with the crews.)
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.
Oahu Railway and Land Company locomotive No. 76 departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with commuter train for Honolulu. Passenger cars with freight doors had been previously converted to "can cars" by the OR&L and returned to passenger service after the Dec. 7th 1941 attack. Style of blackout headlight indicates 1942. Cars and trucks on road stop near a railway crossing. Men pass the crossing. Palm leaves near a sea shore.
United States Navy Tambor-class submarine USS Trout (SS-202), returning from its second war patrol, unloads gold at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii during World War II. USS Trout (SS-202) comes alongside Omaha-class light cruiser USS Detroit (CL-8) at Pearl Harbor to unload a cargo of gold that she had evacuated from Corregidor in the Philippines. Captain and crew members on the deck of USS Trout submarine tied up alongside USS Detroit cruiser. High ranking officers on the deck of the submarine. Crew members work in the background. The crew members on the submarine transfer 20 tons of gold bars and bags of silver pesos from the hold of the sub to the USS Detroit. Each gold bar was worth $23,000 and each sack contained 1,000 silver pesos. The total value was near 10 million dollars.
View from cockpit of a U.S. Navy PBY airplane circling to land at the Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. View from the land, as PBY taxis in toward beach after landing. A man stands by a white flag at beach front to guide the seaplane. A crewman seated on the wing of the seaplane. A man swims out to the PBY, as it approaches the beach. Several flights of Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft fly overhead in formation.
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.