It’s hard to understand how devastating the attack on Pearl Harbor was just by reading about it in a blog post or in a history book. That’s why we’ve compiled 5 of the best Pearl Harbor attack videos that we could find on YouTube – to help frame the attack for viewers.
Here are 5 Pearl Harbor attack videos to watch on YouTube.
Pearl Harbor – Dec. 7, 1941 – The only color film of the attack
NOTE: This is all original color film, not B&W that has been colored, or stock footage made by a studio. This is the only known real color film of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This COLOR footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was shot by CWO4 Clyde Daughtry. The original footage has since been lost, and the poor quality of this footage is due to the fact that it is a copy. Among the many valuable portions of this footage are shots of USS Nevada (BB-36) underway and firing back at Japanese aircraft, USS Oglala (CM-4) rolling over and sinking, and USS St. Louis underway (CL-4).
Bombing of Pearl Harbor (1941)
From the FDR Presidential Library, Castle Films News Parade brings us the Bombing of Pearl Harbor. Public Domain Footage from archive.org, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor; the S.S. Normandie fire at a New York pier FDR Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Pearl Harbor attack scene HD
Attack scene from movie Pearl Harbor in HD
America Declares War on Japan – President Roosevelt Speech
America Declares War on Japan – President Roosevelt Speech [Full Resolution]. On December 8, 1941, President Roosevelt declares war on Japan, the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. Roosevelt gives a speech at a joint session of congress.
World War II in HD: Attack on Pearl Harbor
History Channel revisits the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
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