Attack on Pearl Harbour : eyewitness account / Thomas Matthews.

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The talk is introduced by the director of the National Broadcasting Service, Professor James Shelley. This is a personal account by Thomas Matthews, formerly leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who was a passenger arriving in Honolulu on the Dutch liner Jagersfontein on the morning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour [07 Dec 1941].

He describes how the passengers observed what they thought was a military exercise and only realised it was an actual battle when they were informed by the pilot launch shortly before reaching the harbour.

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Year 1942

Reference number 259819

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Shelley, James, 1884-1961, Announcer
Matthews, Thomas, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:04:13

Date 12 Feb 1942