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Reel Number: 220508-06
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1947,1940s
Location: House of Representatives,Washington, DC
TC Begins: 23:16:59
TC Ends: 23:20:51
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1947 - Cold War, President Truman Speech: Truman Doctrine. 12May47 SOF Joint session of Congress applauding as President Truman arrives, shakes hands onto podium & gives copies of speech to ??. 23:17:44 MOS CUs, MSs Congressmen listening. 23:18:19 Newsreel cameramen & reporters in the gallery / balcony. 23.18.25 SOF Truman: “The people of a number of countries of the world recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them against their will. The Government of the United States has made frequent protests against coercion & intimidation, in violation of the Yalta agreement, in Poland, Rumania, & Bulgaria. I must also state that in a number of other countries there have been similar developments. At the present moment in world history nearly every nation must choose between alternative ways of life. The choice is too often not a free one. One way of life is based upon the will of the majority & is distinguished by free institutions, representative government, free elections, guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech & religion and freedom from political oppression. 23:19:31 “The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror & oppression, a controlled press & radio, fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way.” (edit) 23:20:16 “The free peoples of the world look to us for support in maintaining their freedoms. If we falter in our leadership, we may (edit) 23:20:28 “been placed upon us by the swift movement of events. I am confident that the Congress will face these responsibilities squarely.” (end of speech) 23:20:41 Members of Congress standing, applauding. Anti-Communism; House of Representatives; 1940s; Speeches; NOTE: Partial or entire 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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