Blend of Japanese newsreel footage and U.S. footage covering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii triggering U.S. entry into World War II. Engine of a Japanese twin engine aircraft starts. View of Nakajima B5N (Kate) bombers with engines running, on deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier, Kaga. Editor-inserted scene of a Japanese pilot, carrying a katana (samurai) sword as he climbs on the wing of a land-based Mitsubishi B5M (Mabel) bomber and into its cockpit. Japanese B5N bombers taking off from the Kaga. Glimpse of Japanese naval officers. Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber, with rear gunner, takes off from carrier. A dozen Japanese airplanes in loose formation overhead. Inserted scene, unrelated to Pearl Harbor, showing Loose formation of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Nell) medium bombers in flight. Closeup into cockpit cabin of a G3M. Bombs away view of bombs falling from the aircraft, as seen from the releasing aircraft. Pearl Harbor scene of bombs exploding on Battleship row. Japanese plane overhead. More explosions on U.S. warships in Pearl Harbor. Formation of Japanese Aichi D3A1 aircraft overhead. View from Japanese aircraft flying over hangar on Ford Island during Pearl Harbor attack. Bombs exploding on the island, below. Unrelated insert of Mitsubishi G3M bomber. Smoke billowing from bomb strikes on battleship row, Pearl Harbor. Japanese writing on photograph, identifies the U.S. capital ships struck in the Pearl Harbor raid.
Japanese propaganda film during World War II, aimed at American audiences. Japanese narrator speaking in accented English. Air attacks over Hawaii: Name of Countries shown over map. Map shows Hawaii as a target. Japanese fleet at sea on the way to Hawaii. Japanese ship commanding officers confer. Japanese pilots ready on flight decks receiving final instructions and then boarding Japanese aircraft including Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers and Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Bombers take off from flight decks. Japanese planes in flight over host Japanese carriers, on the way to bomb American targets. Bombers attacking Luke Field and targets on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Views of Pearl Harbor attacks from the air, in cameras mounted on Japanese aircraft. On screen text: "US pacific fleet annihilated". Pearl Harbor is bombed. Explosions over targets. Smoke rises from targets. Narrator tallies American losses of battleship, airplanes, hangars, and human casualties. Japanese ships at sea. Narrator boasts that the retreat of America and Britain from East Asia is imminent.
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.
Japanese edited film footage chronicling the Japanese approach and attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. Contains Japanese slates and narration. An arrow points from Japan to Hawaii and a dotted line going to United States on a map. Japanese officers on bridge of aircraft carrier. Two Japanese aircraft carrier ships, the Kaga and the Zuikaku underway in heavy seas. Flight quarters being held on carrier. Crew gets ready for attack on Pearl harbor. Japanese pilots being briefed on the mission while standing on the deck of Japanese aircraft carrier (possibly the flagship carrier, Akagi). Japanese pilots on flight deck scatter towards their planes. Single engined planes on flight deck. Japanese planes take off in formation. Map of Hawaiian Islands. Japanese bombers in flight. Bombing on Pearl Harbor. Fire and smoke seen due to explosions. Pictures of Japanese Navy officers who attacked Pearl Harbor in suicide submarines.
From a 1943 film blending dramatized scenes and actual archival footage about the conditions soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii in December 1941 by Japanese bombers during World War II. U.S. troops remove the dead bodies of soldiers who died in action. The U.S. flag on the grave of a U.S. soldier. Pictures and parents of U.S. service men of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army and Medical Corps who died during Pearl Harbor raid. The family of a U.S. Medical Corps Lieutenant who died during Pearl Harbor raid. Wife of the same lieutenant holds her baby born after the attack. Prayer services for the dead U.S. servicemen. Families of the dead servicemen lay wreaths and flowers around U.S. flags. U.S. Navy officers and sailors at shore attend the memorial services. Ceremony shows line of U.S. Navy sailors laying garlands around each U.S. flag bearing the names of U.S. servicemen who died during Pearl Harbor attack. An Army Chaplain and Navy officers attend the prayer services. Palm trees on the beach.
Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Ships docked at Pearl Harbor. Several small launches speed across the calm harbor. Suddenly a bomb bursts in the water, behind one of the launches. Several U.S. SBD Dauntless and F4F aircraft, from the USS Enterprise, fly over the deck of the Hospital Ship, with their landing gear down (to land at Ford Island). U.S. Navy ship USS Nevada (BB-36) leaves the harbor at high speed, throwing up a bow wave. Japanese aircraft bomb U.S. Navy ship USS Arizona (BB-39) docked. The ship explodes and sinks. A large smoke column rises from the explosion. (This image has been reversed. From the perspective of the USS Solace, the Arizona should be pointing to the right, not to the left.) Anti aircraft firing from U.S. Navy ships fills air with black Flak puffs. Various ships burn.