Pearl Harbor on Film by John Huston in 1942
Shortly after the Day of Infamy, John Ford produced
a documentary about the Japanese attack (and unpreparedness
of the US). The film was entitled "December 7th" and is
available for sale from a number of sources.
Film & History has an article by William T. Murphy, Jr on
the John Ford effort within the context of other documentaries
made by the US government during the war. Here is the citation
for those whose library subscribes to the journal:
Murphy, William T. "John Ford and the Wartime Documentary"
Film & History 6.1 (1976): 1-8.
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