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World War II Newspaper Clippings

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Clippings from Honolulu newspapers 1941-1942.

There was no television or internet in 1941, so people read newspapers and listened to the radio for news. None of Hawai`i’s five radio stations were allowed to broadcast for a week following the Dec. 7 attack, so newspapers became the only source of information. Since the military had taken over the civilian government by declaring martial law within a few hours of the attack, new laws that affected civilians were simply printed in the newspapers to proclaim they were in effect. The overwhelming and sometimes frightening changes of the first two months of World War II are shown in this selection of clippings from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser.

Collection: Newspaper Collection
Location: Bishop Museum Library