In honor of the 75th anniversary of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor the National Archives released some new archival films. Take a minute and remember those who died. Watch these three short films. Read about my special Pearl Harbor connection. Check out this collection of Pearl Harbor information around the web from a previous year.
Japanese Planes Bomb Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Explodes & Sinks
This archival of footage was taken by Capt. Eric Hakansson, M.M., on 16mm film. This digital copy was made from a 35mm copy of that footage. It was taken during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 and caught the USS Arizona explosion. It has no audio.
A Captured Film, Hawaii
I don’t quite understand what this is. It says it was captured from the Japanese government, but then why is the audio in English instead of Japanese? Sadly the National Archives record doesn’t have a lot of information, but it does a nice job showing the Japanese side of the event.
Its record is https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3469
Recovery of Japanese Midget Off Pearl Harbor
As a follow up, here is the US Navy recovering one of the midget subs that were designed to penetrate the shallow harbo. They didn’t really work well and then were able to recover one intact. There is no audio.
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