Black-and-white and color home movie-style footage taken by Maurice Kapan during his time stationed on military bases in Hawaii during WWII. Features shots of troops' daily lives in Kuhio and Kaimuki, Hawaii, the US Navy battleship the USS Colorado, and returning home at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation.
The first ten minutes of this film is composed of black-and-white shots of daily life on a military base in Kuhio, Koloah, Hawaii during WWII. This features shots of troops doing chores, cleaning, and moving about their daily lives on base. There are several minutes of footage of the town of Kaimuki in Honolulu and shots of the Kaimuki volcano. The final few minutes of this film feature color footage of the barracks and military base. In one shot, about ten minutes into the film, a soldier is seen holding a newspaper with the headline "JAPAN ATOM [...]". The last scenes are of military planes and battleships docked at a port. The USS Colorado is prominently featured. The final shots of the film are of the troops disembarking from a ship at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation.
16 min 35 sec
color and B&W
Has Been Digitized?
There is intermittent water damage to the emulsion throughout the film.