Film argues that Japanese Americans in Hawaii collaborated with Japanese Consul-General to provide intelligence information prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Animation illustrates the demographics of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in 1924 and the few, who by 1933, had chosen to expatriate themselves from Japan under the Japanese Exclusion Act. Birthrates are illustrated, and numbers of Japanese registering children with the Japanese consulate retain Japanese citizenship. A dramatization shows a man acting as Uncle Sam and another as an American citizen. They discuss Japanese temples and language schools in Hawaii. The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Japanese man relays intelligence to a Japanese officer in the Japanese consulate. A Japanese family seated on the porch of a house. American ships in Pearl Harbor as seen from the house. Japanese children and woman as they look at American ships moving in Pearl Harbor. Shows how Japanese observers keep eyes on the activities in Pearl Harbor. A Japanese man talks with a Japanese officer in the consul. Japanese observers take pictures of American ships in Pearl Harbor.
United States Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz addressing the Navy personnel at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, U.S. Admiral Nimitz standing at a podium. He delivers a speech to officers and men of the Navy and civilian workers at the Navy Yard. Trees in the background. The Navy personnel applaud. He talks about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He states the history of the ships that were bombed during the Pearl Harbor attack. He talks about the civilian defense at the Pearl Harbor during the attack. The bombing of the USS Arizona and other battleships. Various ships like the USS Pennsylvania, California and Tennessee were attacked.
The Pacific campaign on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. P-47 Thunderbolt planes loaded aboard carriers in Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. P-47s of the 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron , are loaded aboard the two aircraft carriers, USS Manila Bay and USS Natoma Bay, at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Among the aircraft seen are: P-47 named "Big Baduzi;" P-47 number 42-75783 named "Little Rock-ette;" one named "The Wicked Wench;" and one with serial number 43-2530. Various views of aircraft being loaded on carriers from dock area. Crane in operation. Plane being swung over onto the deck where it is pushed on the elevator and moved down into the hold of the ship. Air Force mechanics working with Navy personnel moving planes and placing them below deck. Navy personnel pushing the aircraft around into position above and below the deck of carrier. Sailors cut loose the mooring lines. Several officers and sailors standing on deck of a carrier as they move out of the harbor. View across Pearl Harbor at Diamond Head mountain in background. Remaining ground crews, support personnel, and others of the 318th Fighter Group assembled on the pier, ready to embark on a troop ship, June 6, 1944. They commence boarding via a gangplank, being checked off as they board.(This third convoy, departs on June 7th.) Various sections of ship with views looking out across at land and ships parked in the harbor.
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 air attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States during World War II. A view of Pearl Harbor. A destroyer in the background. Several small craft underway . A motor torpedo boat at Pearl Harbor. An explosion in water. Japanese aircraft fly overhead, as seen from deck of Navy Hospital Ship USS Solace (AH-5). Silhouette of Pearl Harbor and the area. A battleship underway at Pearl Harbor. Smoke rises in the background. Large explosion on the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) in the background, as a human finger points at the explosion. Black smoke rises from the burning battleship. Flak in the sky overhead. Burning ships at Pearl Harbor.
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.