• Short Summary

    Enquiry into disaster of Perl Harbour attack starts in Washington.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Title reads "Washington - Headlines for History!"

    Close up shots of the newspaper headlines reading 'Pearl Harbour Enquiry Opens!' & 'Jap Secret Messages Before War Revealed'.

    Congressional comity leading enquiry on Pearl Harbour attack. Close up shots of Rear Admiral Kimmell and Lieutenant General Short who held command at Perl Harbour. Close up of the Senator Alban Barkley who leads the investigation. The naval men were asked why the ships were not ready for the Japanese attack if the information on attack was known for the six months before it happened. Two officers with hands up swearing to tell the truth. Various shots of the high ranking naval officers, congressmen, press, more civilians during the investigation. Several naval officers have been asked to answer questions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2086.18
    Media URN:
    62839
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:55:00 / 01:40:57:00
    Canister:
    UN 1440 A

Comments (1)

  1. jerolara says

    I believe it's spelled "Pearl Harbor" on the title and not "Perl Harbor."

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