• Short Summary

    America prepares to fight Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbour.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Japan runs amuck.

    L/S of a map of the globe showing which countries are at war. M/S's of America and Japan. M/S of a sunset. Various shots of Nomura, Japanese Ambassador in the USA, and Kurusu, Japanese diplomat, smiling and shaking hands. M/S of the Mikado "Son of Heaven" Emperor Michinomiya Hirohito riding on a horse.

    C/U's of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. M/S of Japanese soldiers marching and planes flying over in earlier campaigns, aerial shots of bombs dropping. M/S of map again. Various shots of British troops in Malaya wading through muddy water. M/S of actor dressed as Japanese warrior cutting through the map with a sword. Various shots of Singapore. M/S of Japanese flagship "Idzumo" firing. C/U Roosevelt speaking, American Stars and Stripes flag is superimposed over him. Various shots of plane flying over San Francisco. Aerial shots of Hollywood and oilfields at Long Beach. Various shots of American planes flying and naval ships steaming ahead. M/S of Stars and Stripes flag. Various shots of allied antiaircraft guns firing.

    Cataloguer's note: Although the story refers to the bombing of Pearl Harbour no footage of it is seen in this item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1139.05
    Media URN:
    39612
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:22:00 / 01:07:33:00
    Canister:
    41/99

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