American commentary - MacArthur addresses the Massachusetts legislature, calling the Kaesong talks vindication of his far eastern policies General MacArthur stresses the futility of war and underlines the need for world wide peace.
LS. Gen Douglas MacArthur Ex-allied Supreme Commander in the Pacific area driving through streets. MS. MacArthur in car. LS. MacArthur's car driving through crowded streets. MS. Pan - crowds on kerbside. LS. (interior) Members of legislature welcome MacArthur. LS. MacArthur acknowledging applause. MS. MacArthur speaking, says:- NATURAL SOUND: "In Korea despite the magnificent performance of our fighting forces the result (applause) has been indecisive. Now that the fighting has temporarily abated, the outstanding impression which emerges from the scene is the utter uselessness of the enormous sacrifice of life and limb that has resulted. A million soldiers on both sides and unquestionably at least a like number of civilians, are maimed or dead. A nation has been gutted and we stand today just where we were before it all started.'
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