In 1946, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill in Fulton, Missouri. Winston Churchill arrives in a car. He gets off from a car. Churchill enters a building. U.S. President Harry S. Truman waves to the crowd. Winston smokes a cigar and waves to the crowd. Winston Churchill dressed in a cap and gown. He receives a Doctorate award. People seated in a hall applaud. Churchill seated on a platform. Harry S. Truman making speech. Churchill speaking.
United States President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill speak at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The speakers recognize College President Franc L. McCluer and Missouri state Governor Phil M. Donnelly. President Truman praises Churchill. Prime Minister Churchill addresses the assembled intellects and dignitaries at the meeting in his "Sinews of Peace" address. Truman says Churchill "Is a great Englishman. But he's half American." During this famous speech which became known as the "Iron Curtain speech," Churchill thanks the college for giving him an honorary degree. He describes the times as "anxious and baffling." He says the U.S. "stands at the pinnacle of world power" and that it has an "awe-inspiring accountability to the future." With a "sense of dutydom, and anxiety lest you fall below the level of achievement... Opportunities here now, clear and shining for both our countries."
Iron Curtain speech by Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, early in the Cold War. British Leader Winston Leonard Churchill at podium addresses the gathering in his "Sinews of Peace" speech. Officers seated on a platform in the background. Churchill speaks of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) and the creation of the Eastern Bloc. He places certain facts about the present position in Europe. The Opposition Leader states that Soviet Russia does not desire war but the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines. The gathering applaud. He continues his speech by insisting on the permanent prevention of war and the establishment of conditions of freedom and democracy. He declares that a good understanding on all points with Russia under the general authority of the United Nations Organization should be made.
U.S. President Truman and British Leader Winston Churchill arrive in Fulton, Missouri. President Truman and Winston Leonard Churchill step down from the President's train. Photographers take pictures. Truman and Churchill get in to a car and travel the streets in a motorcade. Large crowd of spectators gathered on either side of the street, holding American and British flags. President Truman waves his hat and greets the onlookers. President Truman waves his hat and Winston Churchill smokes a cigar, as they stand on steps of Westminster College building.
Iron Curtain speech by Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. President of the United States Harry S Truman introduces Winston Leonard Churchill. The large crowd gathered at the Westminster College hall, applaud. British Leader Churchill at podium addresses the gathering. President Truman and officers seated on a platform behind the speaker. Churchill speaks about the relationship between the British Commonwealth and Empire and the United States. He speaks about the establishment of Communist fifth columns. President Truman and Winston Churchill both receive honorary degrees.
Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, addresses people at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. In an excerpt from his famous "Sinews of Peace" address, Churchill talks about the situation in Europe and the Soviet influence. He makes his famous statement that, "...an iron curtain has descended..." President Harry S. Truman and other dignitaries seated on the stage behind him.