• Short Summary

    President Truman calls for action to preserve peace.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DEMOCRACY FACES THE CHALLENGE".

    President Harry Truman walking into hall and onto platform at the UN Congress. Audience sit down. Truman speaking (natural sound). He talks about critical situation in Europe.

    Several shots of the delegates listening. Truman continues speech (natural sound). He talks about one nation which threatens the peace.

    Brief shot of Andrei Vyshinsky, Soviet representative speaking at a conference - no sound.

    Britain's Minister Hector McNeil speaking (natural sound). Talks about western openness to Russia.

    Several shots of the Brussels conference. Britain's Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin is seen signing document.

    Cut back to President Truman speaking (natural sound). Truman talking about military strength necessary to maintain the peace.

    General view of Trieste, Italy - disputed territory between Italy and Yugoslavia. W. TITO painted on side of wall. Words Long Live Tito also written along the wall. Pan up street. Various shots of the riots. Men shouting, police pushing the people back, crowd in street, smoke round car. Close up shot of G.I. soldiers. Women shouting. Woman takes her children into a doorway.

    Truman speaking (natural sound). Calls for courage in actions to preserve the peace.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:38:00 / 01:37:29:00

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