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Armed Forces - Day Of Preparedness Observed By Nation

Reel Number: 221682-08

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1951

Country: USA


TC Begins: 22:07:30

TC Ends: 22:10:19

Duration: 00:02:49

Title. 22:07:36 High angle LS of military troops marching up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Street level of Color Guard leading parade w/ Capitol behind at beginning. 22:07:45 Reviewing stand w/ President Truman, & military officials in uniform. MCU Army soldiers marching. 22:07:58 Russian Embassy staff in military officer uniforms. Troops on rainy street. 22:08:05 Truman putting Medal of Honor on Ernest R. Kouma; also John A. Pittman. CU of medal. Carl H. Dodd, third medal winner posing w/ other two Korean War heroes. 22:08:27 4th Army Division soldiers marching w/ packs to board ship for Europe. Leaving w/ paperwork & up gangway. CU commander Major General Hartan N. Hartness. Soldiers wave from ship. Civilians waving goodbye. Ship into harbor. 22:09:00 Washington, DC Truman speaking (SOF) at Armed Forces Day Dinner: “I want to impress upon you, upon this second anniversary of Armed Forces Day that we are in the midst of one of the greatest crisis that this country has ever faced. You fighting men, and fighting allies in Korea & Japan, are holding a line while we endeavor at this end to attain a peaceful settlement of the situation in the world. Bear in mind that there are men fighting and dying in an endeavor to reach that peace for which we have been striving since World War ceased. Remember these men are bearing their breasts for Liberty & unity in the world.” Standing ovation. Korean War Home Front; 1951; Military; Cold War;

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