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WWII - 1945, USA Homefront: President Truman In First Address Before Congress. 16Apr45

Reel Number: 220470-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1945,1940s

Country: USA

Location: Washington, DC

TC Begins: 05:04:45

TC Ends: 05:08:24

Duration: 00:03:39

WWII - 1945, USA Homefront: President Truman In First Address Before Congress. 16Apr45 Intertitle: President Truman In First Address Before Congress 05:04:51 Truman in to House of Representatives for speech to joint session of Congress re continuing war aims after FDR’s death, 05:05:01 SOF: “It is w/ a heavy heart that I stand before you, my friends & colleagues, in the Congress of the United States. (edit) “Tragic fate has thrust upon us grave responsibility, we must carry on.” (applause - edit) “I call upon all Americans to help me keep our nation united in defense of those ideals which have been so eloquently proclaimed by Franklin Roosevelt” (applause - edit) So that there can be no possible misunderstanding both Germany & Japan can be certain beyond any shadow of a doubt, that America will continue to fight for freedom until no vestige of resistance remains! (applause - edit) 05:06:09 Our demand has been, and it remains, unconditional surrender! (applause - edit) “The grand strategy of the United Nations’ war has been determined, due in no small measure to the vision of our departed Commander-in-Chief. (applause) We are now carrying out our part of that strategy under the able direction of Admiral Leahy, General Marshall, Admiral King, General Arnold, General Eisenhower, Admiral Nimitz & General MacArthur. (applause) I want the entire world to know that this direction must, and will remain, unchanged & unhampered! (applause - edit) 05:07:10 “Within an hour after I took the Oath of Office I announced that the San Francisco Conference would proceed. (applause) We will face the problems of Peace w/ the same courage that we have faced & mastered the problems of war. In the memory of those who have made the supreme sacrifice—in the memory of our fallen President—we shall not fail!” (edit) 05:07:42 “At this moment, I have in my heart a prayer. As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon: ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good & bad; for who is able to judge this thy so great a people’ I ask only to be a good & faithful servant of my Lord & my people. (applause) 05:08:20 End title: Join 7th War Loan Victory Drive. WW2 USA Homefront; Presidential Succession; Speaking; Speech; 16Apr45; 1940s; State of the Union Speech; Prayer;

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