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Protective measures taken by Americans in Hawaii, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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.

Date: 1942
Duration: 11 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers run across wire meshed bridges as ammunition is fired at them in Oahu,Hawaii

Soldiers run across wire meshed bridges as shells and fire crackers explode around them in Oahu,Hawaii. A soldier climbs up the cargo net as ammunition is fired at him.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers run across toggle rope bridges as shells explode around them in Oahu, Hawaii

Soldiers run across toggle rope bridges as shells explode around them in Oahu, Hawaii. Lieutenant General Robert C. Richardson looks on. Soldiers in camouflaged uniform and helmets fire rifles at a hut and submachine gun from a window.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers wear camouflaged uniforms come out from a hiding in Oahu, Hawaii

American soldiers in camouflaged uniform charge out of hiding in a jungle in Oahu, Hawaii.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to Japanese attack during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Oahu Railway and Land Co. (OR&L) Freight Trains, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii ca. 1942

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.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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