The Real Pearl Harbor Story

  |  Buy to Own: 02/04/2001
  |  103 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


This documentary chronicles the devastating attack by Japan on America's Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941, and traces its effects on the course of the Second World War. Japan had built up a formidable aerial fighting force in the years leading up to the conflict, and the 340-force which attacked the Harbor swiftly destroyed the island's airfields and left 2000 men of the defenceless US Pacific fleet dead or wounded. A huge assault was simultaneously launched by Japan on Hong Kong, Guam, Midway, Wake Island and the Philippines, but in June 1942 the Battle of Midway saw the Allies take the offensive, resulting in the desperate suicide bomber missions of the Japanese Kamikaze squadrons.