• Short Summary

    FORMER PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN, 78, IS IN HOSPITAL UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A HERNIA. HIS CONDITION?

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    FORMER PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN, 78, IS IN HOSPITAL UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A HERNIA. HIS CONDITION TODAY (SATURDAY) AFTER YESTERDAY'S OPERATION IS REPORTED GOOD.

    LIBRARY FILM SHOWS MR. TRUMAN WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND VICE-PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON AT THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER HIS EIGHT YEARS OF EXILE WAS ENDED.

    MR. TRUMAN'S ILLNESS IS HIS FIRST MAJOR ONE SINCE 1954 WHEN HE HAD HIS GALL BLADDER REMOVED.

    HARRY S. TRUMAN, WAS THE 33RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. HE WAS BORN IN 1885 IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI IN THE U.S. MIDDLE WEST. HE SUCCEEDED TO THE PRESIDENCY ON THE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

    MR. TRUMAN HAD COME UP THROUGH STATE POLITICS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI, SERVED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THEN TO THE POST OF VICE-PRESIDENT. ON ROOSEVELT'S DEATH DURING WORLD WAR TWO, HE MADE THE CRITICAL DECISION TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB ON JAPAN.

    HE MADE THE DECISION TO TAKE THE UNITED STATES INTO THE KOREAN CONFLICT AND RELIEVED GENERAL MACARTHUR OF HIS COMMAND IN KOREA IN A HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL DECISION THAT STILL CAUSES ARGUMENT.

    UNDER HIS ADMINISTRATION THE MARSHALL PLAN TO REVITALIZE EUROPE ECONOMICALLY WITH MASSIVE AID WAS INSTITUTED.

    HE WAS TWICE PRESIDENT. AS A POWER IN THE U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN WINNING THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION FOR ADLAI STEVENSON WHO LOST TO PRESIDENT EISENHOWER IN 1952. IN 1956 TRUMAN WAS AGAINST STEVENSON BUT WAS OVERRIDDEN AT THE POLITICAL CONVENTION. STEVENSON WAS AGAIN NOMINATED AND AGAIN LOT TO EISENHOWER.

    MR. TRUMAN MADE BIG DECISION QUICKLY AND FIRMLY AND ON THE AMERICAN SCENE WAS CONSIDERED A STORMY PETREL, CARRYING ON FEUDS WITH POLITICIANS AND NEWSPAPERMEN.

    POLITICALLY, HE WAS A MAN WITH INTENSE LOYALTIES. FOLLOWING THE ELECTION OF EISENHOWER, PERSONAL ANIMOSITIES SAW HARRY TRUMAN DISAPPEAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SCENE FOR EIGHT YEARS. WITH THE ELECTION OF KENNEDY IN 1960, HE BECAME A FREQUENT VISITOR AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ND0XA1MWGFM2C4K5Q2YXXQQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ND0XA1MWGFM2C4K5Q2YXXQQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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