This stirring docudrama outlines the events that occurred on the fateful day of December 7, 1941, in a powerful recreation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The film originally depicted the unassuming U.S. soldiers and military personnel engaging in their everyday activities at the moment of invasion. However, due to the critical portrayal of the U.S.'s failure to be prepared for an attack, December 7th was edited at the government's request. Despite this fact, the remaining documentary is a powerful illustration of this momentous day in American history—so much so that the film won an Academy Award®.
RECOGNITION OF THE JAPANESE ZERO
Originally a training guide, created by the U.S. government and starring Ronald Reagan, this film was used to teach the Air Force how to spot a Japanese Zero apart from the U.S. attack plane, the P-40.
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