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Reel Number: 220468-50
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1945,1940s
Location: San Francisco, California
TC Begins: 01:56:37
TC Ends: 01:58:39
WWII - 1945, Conferences, USA: Opening of World Peace Conference at San Francisco. 25Apr45 Intertitle: Opening of World Peace Conference at San Francisco 01:56:44 High Angle / HA delegates seated. LS of podium, SOF w/ Secretary of State Stettinius w/ gavel opening conference: “The Conference of the United Nations on International Organization is now convened.” 01:57:10 President Truman reads in filmed speech recorded in Washington DC. SOF: “You members of this conference are to be the architects of a better world. In your hands rests our future. By your labors at this conference we shall know if suffering Humanity is to achieve a just & lasting peace. (edit) Our objective at this decisive gathering is to create the structure. We must provide the machinery which will make future peace not only possible but certain. (edit) We must once & for all reverse the order, and prove by acts conclusively that right has might. If we do not want to die together in war, we must learn to live together in peace.” Applause. 01:58:13 Stettinius closes first day session w/ speech, SOF: “The prayers of the people of the world are with us. They are spoken in many tongues & in the words of many creeds but they are as one voice rising from the tragedy & the suffering of war, in prayer for lasting peace.” Applause. 01:58:35 End title: Join 7th War Loan Victory Drive. WW2; United Nations; Future Planning;
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