WORLD WAR II ARMISTICE President Harry Truman's announcement of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, including shots of the White House press corps rushing to file the news and the following celebrations in Times Square.
HARRY S. TRUMAN WHISTLE STOP CAMPAIGN - 1 Harry S. Truman embarking on his 1948 Whistle-Stop Campaign for President. Truman waving from the back of the train before departure. People waving goodbye, including smiling, waving children. Truman and his wife, "Bess" Truman wave goodbye as the train departs.
TRUMAN SPEECH - ENJOYING VICTORY Harry S. Truman speaks about the day of his presidential victory at the dinner of the Presidential Electors. He pokes fun at the NBC broadcaster who announced his defeat before the election results were counted. Images of the dinner hall. Audio of the audience laughing.
DEWEY AND TRUMAN CAMPAIGN - 1 Images of Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey campaigning for President in 1948. Dewey making a speech to a large crowd from the back of a train. Dewey gesturing dramatically as he speaks. Heroic, low-angle shots of Truman speaking to crowds. Shot of huge crowd attending a rally. Ordinary Americans of all ages, attending the speeches. Includes excellent images of children, older people and farmer types. Also includes one image of a little boy, in a woman's arms, who is holding an American flag. Dewey and Truman receiving gifts from various cities, including a line of fish and a bunch of flowers. POV shots of the crowd taken from the moving campaign train.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER General Dwight D. Eisenhower, casually dressed and surrounded by reporters, at a news conference. Eisenhower tells the reporters that he will never consider taking political office. CU of Eisenhower talking. A female reporter breaks the serious tone by asking a funny question about the hairstyle of Eisenhower's wife.
CHURCHILL & TRUMAN MOTORCADE Winston Churchill and Harry S. Truman exit a train and are seated in a convertible, in Fulton, Missouri. Stationary and moving shots of the men sitting and smiling inside the car.
Date: March 5, 1946 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, No Audio
U.N. CONVENES IN SAN FRANCISCO Various world leaders and diplomats arrive at the convening of the United Nations in San Francisco as guards hold back the gawking crowd. Included are British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, South African Premier Jan Smuts, Machenzie King of Canada, Soviet Foreign Commisar Molotov, French and Saudi delegations and Senator Connelly. U.S. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius opens the session: The conference of the United Nations on international organization is now convened. President Harry Truman addresses the delegates in an abbreviated clip.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN LEAVING ON AIRPLANE Images of President Harry S. Truman saying goodbye to wife Bess Truman and boarding "The Independence", his presidential airplane. President Truman waves goodbye from the plane ramp. The First Lady and others waving goodbye. Shot of the plane taxiing; wipe to aerial shot of the plane flying.
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