• Short Summary

    President Truman makes speech saying he will not be a candidate for re-election.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Harry S Truman resigns Presidency - Washington DC, United States of America.

    American newsreel item with commentary.

    L/S of President Harry Truman and his wife Bess Truman alighting from car at night. M/S of Trumans being welcomed back to White House after a holiday. M/S of group of photographers. M/S of Truman holding up the new key to the rebuilt White House. M/S of officials entering White House.

    General view of the Jefferson Jackson dinner two nights later. L/S of Truman arriving and walking through lane of diners. General view of the dinner scene. C/U of Mrs Truman and National Chairman Mr McKinney seated at table. L/S of Truman addressing the gathering. M/S of Truman speaking. He says he will not be a candidate for re-election, saying "I have served my country long and I think efficiently, and honestly I shall not accept a renomination. I do not feel that it is my duty to spend another four years in the White House. [Shouts of protest from the audience.] We must always remember the things the Democratic party has done and the high ideals that have made it great. We must be true to its principles and keep it foremost in service of the people. If we do that we can be sure that there will be a Democratic President in the White House for the next four years".

    M/S of Mrs Truman leaving table and waving goodbye with President Truman. C/U copy of the Resignation speech in Truman's own handwriting.

    Item ends abruptly - section missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:23:00 / 01:05:18:00
    UN 2430 D

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