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1949 - Gen. Clay, Honored By Nation For Duty Well Performed, May49

Reel Number: 250037-09

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL and SD

Year / Date: 1949

Country: USA

Location: DC,New York City,NYC,Washington

TC Begins: 00:22:31

TC Ends: 00:25:20

Duration: 00:02:49

1949 - Gen. Clay, Honored By Nation For Duty Well Performed, May49 00:22:36 Truman pinning medal on General Clay at outdoor ceremony w/ VIPs watching. High angle of Rose Garden. Hand shake. 00:22:49 CU Clay at microphone: SOF, “Mr President, to a soldier there can come no higher honor than receiving a decoration for service from his Commander in Chief, the President of the United States, I’m humbly grateful.” Applause. Tearful. 00:23:10 Congress & Clay to podium, shakes hands w/ Sam Rayburn, speaks SOF: “For two years we tried desperately to make the four-power government, set up at Yalta & Postdam, work as an example of international co-operation. We failed; because we found that one of the four powers had but two objectives in German. One of those was to exact the maximum in reparations, & the other was to establish the type & kind of government which could be controlled or at least exploited to the full, by a police state.” LS of Joint Session of Congress & delegates. 00:24:26 MCU Clay at microphones, SOF: “It is our only hope to a peaceful & stable Europe, that we encourage that flame & that we try to develop a Germany which sees Germany not alone, but as a part of a new European concept devoted to common economic effort & to a common love for Freedom.” 00:24:54 Military units marching up Broadway, Clay waving from open car with newsreel cameras around. Ticker-tape. Military Governor; US Occupation of Germany; Retirement; Awards; Honors;

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