The folks at Romano Archive have done it again. They’ve opened yet another window onto World War II history, this time with some recently-discovered color 16mm film footage taken of the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Although this footage isn’t as clear and crisp as the Pearl Harbor movie I highlighted a while back, there’s still a lot to see here, including smoking ships, burning buildings and rare views of damage to civilian infrastructure–some houses and cars blown up or perforated by Japanese shrapnel.
I love the Romano Archive and I find something amazing and fascinating every time I click on their YouTube channel. Thanks so much to them for bringing us all of the amazing footage they’ve shown us from the World War II era.