United States President Harry Truman and British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri
Fulton Missouri USA Date:1946, March 5 Duration:5 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
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."
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