Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
A film titled 'West of Waikiki' based on United States Marine Corps, Hawaii. A Marine at home talks with wife and son and shares his experience about peacetime duty overseas. Aloha Tower in Honolulu. Beach area in Hawaii shows boats in water. Palm trees on beach. Women make garlands on roadside. Cruiser at harbor in Hawaii. Hotels on Hawaii beaches. A Pacific Fleet Marine officer leaves headquarters and gets into a car. Vehicle registration plate reads 'US Marine Corps 120414'. Entrance to Pearl Harbor. Naval ship enters Pearl Harbor. Marines with their families disembark from a ship. Homes built for U.S. Marine Corps. Exteriors of a Navy Housing School with kids playing.
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.
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.
United States Marine Corps at Pearl Harbor. A Marine Corps MP (Military Police) on duty. MP drives a jeep along a road. MP exits from the jeep and talks with another MP at Pearl Harbor. Marines stand in formation for a parade. Marines undergo training and fire rifles in prone position. Marines rush out from a building at Pearl Harbor. Men play baseball and man punches a punching bag.
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.