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Reel Number: 220468-59
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1945,1940s
Location: Washington, DC
TC Begins: 02:06:41
TC Ends: 02:08:18
WWII - 1945, USA, President Truman: Excerpts of Special Message To Congress. 01Jun45 Main titles: 20th Century Fox Presents - Movietone News over eagle & military montage. 02:07:02 Interitle: President Truman Reports On War Against Japan 02:07:08 Truman seated at desk facing camera & reading from notes, SOF “The Navy is now engaged in a series of grim tasks: a battle of attrition w/ the Japanese Air Force in the waters around Japan & Okinawa; a tightening of the blockade of Japan; redeploying its own forces from Europe; aiding the Army to redeploy; and preparing for the climactic operations yet to come”. (edit) 02:07:32 “If the Japanese insist on continuing resistance beyond the point of reason, their country will suffer the same destruction as Germany. What has already happened to Tokyo will happen to every Japanese city whose industries feed the Japanese war machine. We have the men, the material, the skill, the leadership & the fortitude to achieve total victory. We have the Allies who will help us to achieve it. We are resolute in our determination. We will see the fight through to a complete and victorious finish. To that end w/ the help of God, we shall use every ounce of our energy & strength.” WW2; Pacific War; Speech; Encouragement; Threat; Ultimatum; NOTE: This is part of Special Message to the Congress dated 01Jun45.
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