Roosevelt declares war on Japan
- Event Date
- 1941 December 07
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Crowd lined up outside Capitol. 01:23:48 LS Joint session of Congress, President Roosevelt declares war on Japan after attack on Pearl Harbor, shot of audience. 01:24:23 MLS of FDR giving speech. 01:25:37 LS of large crowd outside listening, MS of men listening to car radio as speech is given. 01:25:43 MLS, different angle of FDR giving speech. 01:26:43 LS At finish, shot of audience applauding.
Additional unrelated footage (mute):
01:26:51 to 01:27:43, VS of Benito Mussolini speaking from balcony to crowds, at parades, reviewing soldiers, on horseback, standing alongside statue of Caesar.
01:27:44 to 01:28:31, Flags of UN fly in garden at Radio City (part of sign: "Our Answer, Unconditional Surrender").
01:28:31 to end, Shots of FDR's home in Hyde Park, New York, 1935. Brief CU of FDR.
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