Pearl Harbor is a docudrama depicting a love triangle between Danny, Rafe, and Evelyn centered around the December, 7 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan. Also depicted was the courageous attack on Tokyo by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle and his Raiders flying B-25 Liberators off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
Trivia: During the attack, when the guys are in the control tower waiting for Danny and Rafe to lead the Japanese planes past them, one man says, "I'm cocked and locked." The phrase is also used during the Doolittle raid. The expression is unique to the Colt government-model .45 cal. semi-auto pistol and its clones. It means the hammer is cocked, but the safety is ON; it is how you carry a loaded .45 so it won't go off accidentally. A "cocked and locked" weapon CANNOT be fired.
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