Japanese propaganda film shows air attacks by Japanese forces on American targets at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Hawaii USA Date:1942 Duration:3 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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