These 13 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Hawaii In the 1940s

History buffs, this one’s for you. There is no doubt that the Hawaiian Islands have undergone monumental changes throughout the years. Life in Hawaii in the 1940s, in particular, was drastically different than it is today. Not only was World War II in full effect after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but Hawaii was an American territory, not a state. Taken during the 1940s, these 13 photographs will give you a glimpse into this decade of uncertainty. Ready to take a step back in time?

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Have you ever seen any of these unique images before? What about the haunting footage taken during the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?