View from a high ridge overlooking Pearl Harbor, with smoke emerging from ships all through the harbor immediately after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Ships burn as firefighters spray water to control fire. Hull of overturned battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Rescue ships afloat as United States Navy ships continue to burn. United States Navy battle ship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in foreground. At very end of clip, light cruiser USS Phoenix CL-46 sails by on her way out of the harbor.
10,000 soldiers of United States 45th Infantry Division load their baggage into military trucks and bid good bye as they leave Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Troops move in trucks over a bridge as a plane flies overhead. People turn out in large numbers on streets to welcome the troops at their new headquarters in Abilene in Texas. Soldiers move to their tents.
A college football match in Oklahoma, United States. Highlights of the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Missouri Tigers. The Missouri Tigers win the game 41-19.
Disturbances and conflicting views about war versus isolationist approach in the United States prior to World War II. Officials speak about lend lease and advocate protectionism. Speakers include Senator Gerald P. Nye. and Senator Burton K. Wheeler. Wendell Willkie speak advocating a unified approach. Senator Joshua B. Lee of Oklahoma speaks. United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the Congress and delivers his war message. Student protestors on street in front of the White House with banners that read 'Peace Mobilization'. Laborers participate in various strikes. Vehicles drive past in front of the White House. German Bundists (German-American Bund) meet in Madison Square Garden. A band plays and the leader Fritz Julius Kuhn gives a brief speech during which a protestor leaps the stage and is beaten down by Bund members. Labor protesters on street and demonstrators for other causes in American society in the early 1940s. A woman demonstrator carries a sign advocating civil rights or equal rights that says "Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?"
Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.
Damaged American ships after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during World War II. United States Navy Arizona battle ship. Other battle ships like Maryland, Oklahoma, Nevada, California.