• Short Summary

    WHEN A LARGE FLEET OF "JAPANESE" AIRCRAFT SWOOPED DOWN IN A RAID OVER PEARL HARBOUR RECENTLY, NOBODY TOOK FRIGHT.

  • Description

    WHEN A LARGE FLEET OF "JAPANESE" AIRCRAFT SWOOPED DOWN IN A RAID OVER PEARL HARBOUR RECENTLY, NOBODY TOOK FRIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT WERE TAKING PART IN FILMING SEQUENCES FOR THE FILM "TORA! TORA! TORA!", THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN JAPANESE FIGHTER BOMBERS ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES FLEET IN PEARL HARBOUR IN DECEMBER 1942, AND TRIGGERED OFF THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC.

    THE RAID ON PEARL HARBOUR MARKS THE BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION IN HAWAII OF THE FILM, WHICH IS BEING DIRECTED BY RICHARD FLEISCHER FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX.

    THE JAPANESE AIRCRAFT ARE CONVERTED NAVY AND AIR FORCE TRAINERS, PILOTED MOSTLY BY FORMER SERVICE PILOTS.

    REPLICAS OF INSTALLATIONS AND NAVAL GRAFT IN PEARL HARBOUR AT THE TIME OF THE ACTUAL ATTACK HAVE ALL BEEN BUILT FOR THE FILMING. DOZENS OF STUNTMEN HAVE BEEN HIRED FOR THE LOCATION SCENES.

    SEQUENCES ARE ALSO BEING FILMED IN JAPAN. THE COUNTRY'S PRE-RAID PLANNING AND THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S TRAINING PRIOR TO THE ATTACK WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FILM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CMGC515ZFYP22ONG8X886TVX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CMGC515ZFYP22ONG8X886TVX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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