Attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese, and President Roosevelt asks for war declaration on Japan in 'date of infamy' speech.
Hawaii USA Date:1941, December 7 Duration:5 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
Shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II. Fleet of Japanese aircraft in flight. Japanese flag flutters on a ship. United States aircraft parked at Hickam Field before attack. Quiet Pearl Harbor view of ships at docks. Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese and the resultant damage. View of many sunk, destroyed, and bombed U.S. Navy ships in Pearl Harbor immediately after the Japanese attack. United States President Franklin D Roosevelt addresses the Congress and delivers his declaration of war message. He calls December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy." Roosevelt recounts that the United States was still in conversation with Japan even at the time of the attack. Japanese ambassador and his colleagues seen visiting State Department offices to meet with U.S. Secretary of State prior and even during the initial attack operations by Japan. Photographers take pictures of the visiting Japanese delegation. President Roosevelt asks Congress to affirm that a state of War exists between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
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