How life dramatically transformed for Hawaii’s civilians throughout WWII
Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Marshall Law was declared. All U.S. currency was confiscated and Hawaiian war money issued in exchange and a curfew remained in effect for most of the war.
Unlike California coastal residents, surprisingly very few Hawaiian Japanese-Americans were interned.
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Bishop Museum historian DeSoto Brown to learn the rest of the story about life in the Hawaiian Islands during WWII.
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