Attack on Pearl Harbor; the S.S. Normandie fire at a New York pier.
No synopsis in Educational Film Guide.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (history and culture) Hawaii (history and culture) Pearl Harbor (bombing of) World War II (Pearl Harbor) World War II (Hawaii) Bombings Smoke Battleships (burning) Fires Disasters Destruction Newsreels World War II (Pacific theater)
June 17, 2020 Subject:
Tragical History Tour
Amazing how honest the reporting was then considering it was wartime. Other than a reference to Japanese treachery, it was pretty even-handed. Not like the outright lies and paranoia of the MSM today.
What a bad ass that photographer was! Filming as the USS Arizona was being bombed by Japanese Zeros.
Got to admire the efficiency and power of the Japanese airforce too.
Almost as tragic is the USS Lafayette. No loss of life, but a beautiful ship gone forever.
Excellent example of wartime reportage.
August 13, 2004 Subject:
We were building a better world and then this tragedy came and destroyed our hopes
Oh. the pity of it all. Patriots such as Lindberg. Henry Ford, Prescott Bush etc had great plans for a Great USA. Regrets and lost dreams.( I would have hated the world that they were planning. )
August 11, 2004 Subject:
The one and only famous
This is the original Pearl Harbor film. Classic!
November 29, 2003 Subject:
Ships on fire!
A very nice review of the sneaky Jap attack (their words) on Pearl Harbor. We see all sorts downed ships and planes (the ship footage we've all seen before, so it was nice to see the plane stuff), and some interesting factoids about how some of the damage was inflicted by Japanese Submarines.
The next footage is some rather cool footage of the S.S. Normandie, which first started out as a luxury liner, then commissioned by the US war department to become a war vessel. Fire suddenly breaks out, and because of the volume of water on the ship from the hoses, keels over. efforts are made to try to adjust her, but during the night she finally falls on her side. Amazing footage. "Was the fire an accident? Was it sabotage? We may never know?". Stuff like this makes me do more research, and according to several reports, while she was being loaded with supplies, a spark from a welder's torch ignited a bale of lifejackets, lighting her on fire. So there. Nice historical film, strongly reccomended!