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1947 - Truman Doctrine Speech to Joint Session of Congress, 12Mar47

Reel Number: 250011-14

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1947

Country: USA

Location: DC,Washington

TC Begins: 21:26:48

TC Ends: 21:33:33

Duration: 00:06:45

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1947 - Truman Doctrine Speech to Joint Session of Congress, 12Mar47. SOF: “...the United States has received from the Greek government an urgent appeal for financial & economic assistance. Preliminary reports from the American Economic Mission now in Greece & reports form the American Ambassador in Greece corroborate the statement of the Greek Government that assistance is imperative if Greece is to survive as a free nation. I do not believe that the American people & the Congress wish to turn a deaf ear to the appeal of the Greek Government. 21:27:37 When forces of liberation entered Greece...Inflation had wiped out practically all savings. As a result...political chaos which, until now, has made economic recovery impossible. 21:28:29 Greece is in desperate need of financial & economic assistance to resume purchases...only obtainable from abroad...to restore internal order & security, so essential for economic & political recovery. 21:29:01 Meanwhile the Greek government is unable to cope...army is small...needs supplies...to restore the authority...Greek must have assistance...United States must supply...no other country to which...can turn. No other nation is willing or able...Great Britain finds itself under the necessity of reducing or liquidating its commitments in several parts of the world, including Greece. 21:30:19 (begins mid-sentence) our aid in utilizing effectively the financial...assistance...that we supervise the use of any funds made available to Greece (applause), in such a manner...healthy democracy can flourish. No government is perfect...the Government of Greece is not perfect. 21:31:06 The Greek Government has been..chaos & extremism. It has made mistakes...we have condemned in the past...extremist measures of the right or the left....and we advise tolerance now. Greece’s neighbor, Turkey, also deserves our attention....circumstances...Turkey...much different...spared the disasters....nevertheless Turkey now needs our support....for the maintenance of its national integrity....essential to the preservation of order in the Middle East. The British...can no longer extend...aid to Turkey....We are the only country able to provide that help. 21:33:06 One of the primary objectives...is the creation of conditions...free from coercion. This wa a fundamental issue in the war w/ Germany & Japan. Our victory was won over countries which sought to impose their will, and their way of life, upon other nations.” 1947; Government; Truman Doctrine Speech; NOTE: Speech is incomplete; balance may be on other reels. Good quality sound. 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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