• Short Summary

    Footage of President Truman giving speech informing Russia to lift Iron Curtain.

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    San Francisco - Truman to Stalin 'Lift the Curtain'. The Opera House, United States of America.

    L/S President Harry Truman on stage. M/S pan the audience. C/U Truman says: "Here, in San Francisco, five years ago, we hoped that the Soviet Union would co-operate in this effort to build a lasting peace. But communist Imperialism would not have it so. The free men of the world have but one choice if they are to remain free, they must oppose strength with strength."

    C/U "If the Soviet Union really wants peace, it can prove it and could have proved it on any day since last June 25th by joining the rest of the United Nations in calling upon North Koreans to lay down their arms at once. (Applause). If the Soviet Union really wants peace, it can prove it by lifting the Iron Curtain and permitting the free exchange of information and ideas. If the Soviet Union really wants really wants peace, it can prove it by joining in the efforts of the United Nations to establish a workable system of collective security, a system which will permit the elimination of the Atomic Bomb and the drastic reduction of regulation of our other arms and armed forces (Applause)."

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:15:00 / 01:38:07:00

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