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Post-WWII - 1945, President Truman: Dedicates New TVA Dam In Kentucky. 10Oct45

Reel Number: 220473-38

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1945,1940s

Country: USA

Location: Gilbertsville, Kentucky

TC Begins: 12:01:03

TC Ends: 12:02:27

Duration: 00:01:24

Post-WWII - 1945, President Truman: Dedication of Kentucky Dam, Gilbertsville, KY. 10Oct45 12:01:09 Truman w/ TVA Director David Lilienthal at dedication. Crowd. 12:01:19 Truman speech re atomic energy, SOF: “We’ve just discovered the source of the sun’s power: atomic energy. That is we have found out how to turn it loose. We had to turn it loose in the beginning for a destruction. We are not going to use it for destruction any more I hop. But that tremendous source of energy can create for us the greatest age in the history of the world.“ (applause) 12:01:50 “We are having our little troubles now, a few of them; they’re not serious, just a blow-up after the let down of the war while there’s still some of that steam that wants to be blown off. And we still have a few selfish men who think more of their own personal interest than they do of the public welfare; but they are not going to prevail, you’re not going to let them prevail. You’re going to force everybody to get in to this harness & push & pull until that great age I’m prophesying comes about.” Post-WW2; Tennessee Valley Authority / TVA; 1940s; Tennessee River; Post-Atomic Bomb;

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