ATTACK AT PEARL HARBOR On December 7, 1941, bombers take off from Japanese aircraft carriers at sea bound for Pearl Harbor; explosions take place; bombs are seen dropping towards earth; aerial views of Pearl Harbor airport and parked airplanes; explosions at airport, and in the water; missile released from submarine travels under water; massive explosions occur; US sailors man anti-aircraft guns and artillery; massive damage.
ASSEMBLY LINE SPEEDS PLANES Interesting scenes show new speed-up at the Vultee plant, where overhead assembly conveyors speed production of trainers for U.S. Air Force. Modern science plays new role in national defense.
FIRE DESTROYS ARMS STORES A spectacular waterfront fire in Jersey City, NJ guts granaries, warehouses, piers and other vital property in the city's worst fire. Millions in valuable arms stores for Britain and the U.S. go up in smoke.
RUSH TRAINING OF PARATROOPS Uncle Sam's output of parachute troops is being rapidly expanded by use of special towers, from which novices take their first jumps before graduating to real "bailing out" technique.
JAPANESE ENVOYS DURING PEARL HARBOR - 1 A Japanese carrier force at sea; Japanese envoys Saburo Kurusu and Kichisaburo Nomura arrive at the US State Department in Washington just prior to Pearl Harbor attack.
JOLTIN' JOE DIMAGGIO A bat smashes a plaque commemorating Wee Willie Keeler's consecutive game hits record, followed by a shot of Joe DiMaggio swinging a bat on the steps of the dugout and smiling in closeu
NATIONAL GUARD UNITS INDUCTED Epochal scenes in U.S. history, as 60,500 Guardsmen from 26 states are called to active duty, the first step in putting an army of one million men in arms by 1941. They're given physicals and weapons training. They eat meals and march in platoons.
FORMING ATLANTIC CHARTER A naval ship is seen at sea; on the deck of the ship, surrounded by naval officers, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill hands US President Franklin D. Roosevelt a piece of paper; Roosevelt, supported by an American officer, accepts the paper. Seated on deck, Roosevelt and Churchill smile and chat; a large military entourage is seen.
JAPANESE ENVOYS DURING PEARL HARBOR A TWA airplane taxis to a stop and Japanese diplomat Saburo Kurusu deplanes and speaks to the press. A Japanese envoy and Secretary of State Cordell Hull walk towards the entrance of a building.
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