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.
Reference number 259819
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Shelley, James, 1884-1961, Announcer
Matthews, Thomas, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Date 12 Feb 1942