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This short and apparently hastily assembled newsreel shows the events of December 7th, 1941 and expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Due to the lack of material available there are some laughable errors in the rather earnest film, including the presence of a plane...
Topics: Pearl Harbor, WWII, World War II, Japan, U.S. Navy, December 7th
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December 7th: The Movie is a 1943 propaganda film produced by the U.S. Navy about the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, showing life before, during, and after the 7 December 1941 attack. This 32-minute version is the censored version of the film, pared down from the original 82 minutes, as the original “asked some embarrassing questions . . . . [and] the film had a lot of time devoted to the culture of the 160,000 Japanese-Americans in Hawaii and their response to the attack.” This censored...
Topics: John Fords, December 7th, 1943, Pearl harbor Attack, Stock Footage
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Released in November of 1942, PATTERN FOR VICTORY shows scenes of the first year after American entry into World War II. It was produced by Paramount News. The film begins with Pearl Harbor, and civilians hearing the news of the bombing of the fleet by Japanese aircraft. President Roosevelt is seen addressing Congress on December 8, 1941. Men register for service and women operate machinery in war plants. Scenes on the American home front include gas rationing. Prime Minister Winston Churchill...
Topics: 1942, WWII, World War II, Pattern, Victory, Pearl Harbor, Stock Footage