5 Pearl Harbor Documentaries

Thursday, July 21 by Annie Kluza

The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a date that will live in Infamy," is also a date that lives on in these five Pearl Harbor documentaries. Increase your Pearl Harbor knowledge with these documentaries, full of enough interesting information to keep you up for hours.

  1. "The History Channel Presents Pearl Harbor: The Definitive Documentary."  A must-see Pearl Harbor documentary, this film provides an in-depth look at the attack on Pearl Harbor, including background that leads up to the eventual conflict in the Pacific. This documentary places specific attention on General Yamamoto who, even though he went to University at Harvard and admired America, was pivotal in the planning of the attack.
  2. "Pearl Harbor: The Real Story." This Pearl Harbor documentary is highlighted by the moving stories of 60 men and women who survived the attack. This documentary also includes newly found film footage and footage from bot the American and Japanese perspective in addition to a tour of what the areas look like today.
  3. "Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack." True to National Geographic form, this two hour documentary film gives a fresh outlook on the events that ushered America into World War II.  Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the documentary follows the search for a sunken midget Japanes submarine, the first casualty of the war. It also includes historical insight from survivors and WWII historians.
  4. "Remember Pearl Harbor – Americ Taken by Surprise." A unique Pearl Harbor documentary highlighting the events that led to America going to war with Japan. The three disc set also includes three documentaries made for the government during WWII – "December 7, 1941," "The Battle of Midway," and "Fighting Lady."
  5. "Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor." This BBC produced documentary, based on John Tolands' book "Infamy," offers Pearl Harbor revisionist history. The suspenseful documentary follows the secret activities of America, Japan and Britain. "Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor" is sure to indulge the conspiracy theorist in everyone.