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Post-WWII, 1946, USA: Churchill Iron Curtain Speech, 06Mar46

Reel Number: 220650-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1946

Country: USA,USSR

Location: Fulton, Missouri

TC Begins: 14:25:03

TC Ends: 14:45:19

Duration: 00:20:16

Post-WWII, 1946, USA: Churchill Iron Curtain Speech, 06Mar46 Churchill at mic 'I'm sure you would not wish me to not to state the facts as I see them; it is my duty to place before you certain facts about the present position in Europe. From Stetine in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitols of the ancient states of Central & Eastern Europe: Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest & Sophia. And all these famous cities & the population around them lie what I must call the Soviet sphere. And all our subject in one form or another, not only does Soviet influence but to a very high & some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow. (end) 14:26:18 Slug. 14:26:28 Title: World Mourns Churchill Obituary film. Winston Churchill greeting Queen of Elizabeth & Prince Philip along w/ wife. Walks thru London during war & touring by car w/ wife Clementine thru bomb damaged London. Churchill & wife in Plymouth; boarding ship w/ FDR on first meeting off Newfoundland on USS Augusta to form Atlantic Charter - Shakes hands w/ Roosevelt. Off Gibraltar - standing at ships rail. WWII crossing the channel; walking w/ Eisenhower. With Royal Family on VE day. Parade up Broadway. Addressing Congress. With Ike outside White House. Outside 10 Downing Street. Crowds wave. W/ V-Sign. 14:29:08 Slug. 14:29:18 Audience listening. Beginning has sound problems until ca 14:30:25. Churchill: ...to be secure on our western frontier, by the removal of all possibilities of German aggression....unwise not to face them squarely while time remains.” 14:31:55 Brief shot of Truman awarded honorary doctorate. 14:32:02 Churchill: ...quarrels of the strong parent races in Europe that the world wars we have witnessed... says he has always had faith in France, even in darkest hour. USSR wants an expansion of its ?? Our difficulties will not be removed by waiting... What is needed is a settlement. 14:36:27 “From Stettin in the Baltic ..an Iron Curtain has descended... 14:37:20 Title: Churchill Urges U.S. British Pact. President Truman ishakes hands w/ Churchill after introducing him (not heard). Churchill begins speech: Ladies & Gentlemen it is no time for generalities... Shots of Churchill & Truman receiving honorary degrees. 14:39:23 Slug 14:39:28 Speech again slightly better sound, re Iron Curtain...speaks of Russians in Berlin and their quasi communist party. 14:42:35 Film goes out of focus but good sound continuing over poor picture. Post-WWII; Post-WW2; Cold War; Communists; Communism; Hero; Celebrity; 06Mar46; NOTE: From three source reels, any continuous ten minutes sold at per reel rate.

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