It’s being called the best documentation to date of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Because in its 60-minute duration, the film “Pearl Harbor Declassified” gives viewers a new perspective on what began at 7:52 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941.

How? By piecing together historic photographs from the National Archive and the Naval Historic Center. But even more impressive (and thanks to technology), additional details have been brought out from each photo; details that will give historians a better idea of what happened on that dreadful morning. This attack triggered the start of World War II and changed Hawaii forever.

Add to the photos, rarely seen military footage from Japan and a home video from a navy doctor, and historians now have a lot more to work with. The film’s producers also introduce elements from present day by mixing in underwater shots of the sunken USS Arizona vessel and first-hand interviews with survivors.

All of this comes near the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. There will be a free screening tomorrow (Dec. 1, 2012) at 6:30 p.m. in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center theaters. The visitor center is also a recent dedication to the date that will live in infamy.

“ PEARL HARBOR DECLASSIFIED”FILM • Free screening tomorrow, Dec. 1, 2012 at 630pm • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center theaters • 808-954-8777

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