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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the ... See full summary »

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Ghost of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
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World War I Ghost Soldier
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Single Voice of the Dead Servicemen (voice)
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Mrs. William J. Leight ...
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William J. Leight ...
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Henry L. Rosenthal ...
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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(restored) | (war workers') | (Academy Award) | (original theatrical)

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Trivia

The Japanese planes attacking Pearl Harbor were US "Dauntless" bombers. See more »

Goofs

Showing the events of the Sunday morning attack, the priest at Mass (at Kaneohe, I believe) announces incorrectly that it is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Actually it was the 2nd Sunday of Advent. See more »

Quotes

Mr. 'C': If that's Americanism, it's very hyphenated.
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The War and Navy Departments, producers of the movie, are credited orally by a narrator. See more »

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excellent movie of historical value expressing sentiments of the time.
15 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Should be shown to all students of American history of the World War II era. Shows the perspective of the times. Unfortunately, it appears previous reviewer has a revisionist history view of what the times should have reflected. The Uncle Sam-Mr Conscience sequence is of particular value, showing what can happen if our leaders fall asleep or become over confident. The combat footage is dramatically realistic, and some of that footage was used in the great series "Victory at Sea". The part at the end when the narrator talks to those men who died at Pearl also shows one important emotional truth. "We are all Americans". A truth we sometimes forget.


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