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Pearl Harbor Day Marked By The Life's Work Of A Local WW II Historian 12:30
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Navy Region Hawaii Honor Guard seaman plays taps at sunset during the internment ceremony for Pearl Harbor survivor Lee Soucy, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Honolulu. (AP)
Navy Region Hawaii Honor Guard seaman plays taps at sunset during the internment ceremony for Pearl Harbor survivor Lee Soucy, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Honolulu. (AP)

Seventy years ago Wednesday Japanese forces attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, and America suddenly found itself at war in the Pacific.

Pearl Harbor Day is being marked this evening in North Quincy with the premier of a new documentary called "Saving the Reality." The film covers the life work of Kenneth Rendell, owner and curator of the Museum of World War II in Natick.

If you haven't heard of the museum, you're not alone. The Museum of World War II is not your typical museum. There's no sign above the door. Its address is unlisted, and it's practically hidden behind a shopping mall. You can visit by appointment only, and only after explaining why you want to come.

Last Memorial Day, we aired a story about the museum owned by Kenneth Rendell.

Rendell is a collector and historian with a passion for all things World War II.  Rendel was a young boy during World War II, but he spent decades amassing more than 6,000 World War II artifacts - from Nazi uniforms, to American bazookas to a Sherman tank.

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This segment aired on December 7, 2011.

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