• Short Summary

    Item made of library footage. The life of President Harry Truman.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    The Truman Story.

    M/S of President Harry Truman being sworn in (after the death of Roosevelt). C/U of Truman holding bible. He kisses it. L/S sign 'Lamar'. Birthplace of Truman. L/S corner of thoroughfare. L/S home of Truman. L/S General view of grounds of house. Groups of women sitting on grass. L/S Truman's house. Truman and wife walking. C/U four soldiers. Truman second from left. C/U Truman. L/S General view of First World War battlefield, troops advancing. Shots of soldiers clambering out of trench. M/S Truman receiving trophies. Truman holding trophies. C/U Truman. M/S Truman and supporters shaking at airport. M/S crowds watching. M/S parade of army lorries and field guns. M/S Truman at work, discussing Western Union plan. C/U Truman at election campaign.

    C/U banners with Truman for Vice President printed on them. C/U Truman and Roosevelt talking. L/S of the Capitol Building in Washington. Various shots of Roosevelt's funeral procession. M/S of the White House with flag at half mast. Shots of Truman making speech to Congress. L/S Dais with Truman on it. M/S German prisoners with hands up coming towards camera. L/S crowds in Times Square in New York. Armistice Day 1945. M/S crowds waving. L/S Atom bomb exploding. M/S elevated Japanese official signing peace treaty. C/U General Douglas MacArthur. C/U Japanese military official signing. M/S American building. C/U of Molotov at UNO (United Nations Organisation) meeting. C/U of Truman speaking.

    C/U Five cut-in shots of delegates listening. L/S from bridge of warship showing sea breaking over bows. M/S of Truman on board. Truman sits down for meal with members of the crew. C/U of banner flying from building in his home town saying 'Welcome Home'. Panning shot of Truman walking along street shaking hands with inhabitants. M/S Truman with wife and daughter in their home. C/U Truman. C/U of his daughter Margaret. C/U Mrs Truman. M/S Truman with arms round wife and daughter, M/S Truman in home town being greeted by friends. Shots of Truman shaking hands with people. C/U sign 'Westpoint Men's' Wear'. M/S of Truman inside shop talking to Ed Jacobson his former partner in the drapery trade. Various more library shots of Truman's home town. M/S disabled girl walking over to Truman (in White House ?). L/S of American troops marching down street.

    M/S of Truman at the front of the procession of ex-servicemnen. L/S of White House. Crowds in foreground. Aerial shots of mass of caravans (relates to housing problem at the end of the Second World War). M/S of Truman signing low cost housing bill. L/S of street of housing being built. M/S of builders putting on roof of house. L/S of completed house. M/S of high-prices groceries. M/S Truman reading through the Taft-Hartley Labour Act. M/S of Truman's car with flag on the side reading, 'Veto Hartley - Taft Slave Labour Bill'. C/U of Truman at desk. C/U the report of the President's committee on civil rights. M/S Truman at desk. C/U of Bishop Sherall. L/S car drawing up to White House. M/S President of Mexico shaking hands with Truman. M/S Truman receiving trophy from President Weizmann of Israel.

    M/S Truman with Secretary Marshall. C/U relief map of Europe. The iron curtain moving Truman signing aid to Greece and Turkey bill. In group behind Joe Martin is seen, pan down to Senator Vandenburg. L/S stack of grain being unloaded in Greece. C/U sack of grain. C/U crowd. L/S general view of the Democratic Convention. M/S Truman at microphone speaking, "Peace my friends is the goal of my public life. I'd rather have a lasting peace in the world than be President of the United States." L/S the White House. C/U Truman at microphone.

    Cataloguer's note: Item has American commentary. Note: Spelling Variations - Chaim, Chiam, Chain, Chian, Weizman, Weizmann, Vandenberg

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:09:30:00
    UN 2025 A

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