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Reel Number: 220715-05
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1947
Location: Congress,Washington, DC
TC Begins: 16:27:16
TC Ends: 16:30:12
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1947 - Cold War: Truman Doctrine Speech Excerpt, Truman Acts to Halt Red Aggression, 12Mar47 16:27:22 President Truman shaking hands before Joint Session of Congress on changing foreign policy. 16:27:35 “The gravity of the situation which confronts the World today....foreign policy & the National Security of this country are involved.” Talks re Greece and Turkey. Greece threatened by Communist-backed armed aggressors. Asks Congress for 400 million dollars to provide assistance to Greece & Turkey. Asks for authority to send military & civilian personnel to Greece and Turkey at their request, to provide assistance & oversee the spending of monetary aid. 16:29:27 “The free peoples of the World look to us for support in maintaining their freedom, if we falter in our leadership we may endanger the peace of the world and we will surely endanger the welfare of this nation. Great responsibilities have been placed upon us by the swift movement of events. I am confident that the Congress will face these responsibilities squarely”. President gets standing ovation. Cold War; Beginnings; 1947; 12Mar47; Truman Doctrine; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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