• Short Summary

    Material covering actions in America just after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Treacherous Japs Open War On US!"

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA)

    Various shots of Japanese peace envoys arriving for talks with American Secretary of State for War Cordell Hull. MS. The Japanese envoys, Nomura and Kurusu leaving building after talks. (At this time Pearl Harbour was being bombed). Various shots of crowds outside White House as Hull arrives.

    CU. Headlines 'Japs bomb Hawaii' etc. Air to air armada of Japanese planes with bombs falling. CU. Map showing Pacific area where air attacks were launched. LS. American aircraft carrier silhouetted against sky with palms in f.g. Various shots of U.S. fleet at sea.

    Various shots air to air of RAF biplanes flying over Singapore naval base. Various shots of Singapore natives firing anti-aircraft guns.

    MS. US Press Secretary Steve Early making press statement in White House. CU. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Connelly of Texas. He says: 'With unbelievable treachery and craftiness Japan has attacked our territory and murdered American citizens. Japan began this war in treachery, we shall end it in victory.'

    MS. Angry crowd outside Japanese embassy in Washington. Various shots of Japanese officials burning records in grounds of embassy. MS. Exterior of War Dept. at night.

    CU. President Franklin D Roosevelt seated at desk. Good shots of U.S. fleet at sea with guns firing pan up to squadron of fighters flying over.
    N.B. Paperwork suggests this is December 1941.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:08:00 / 01:49:53:00
    UN 182 J

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