U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt delivers his address at Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. during the Navy Day Dinner.
United States USA Date:1941, October 27 Duration:10 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt at Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC for the Navy Day Dinner. President delivers his address. People seated at tables. The President on the podium. Cameramen recording the event. The President talks about the state of emergency, U.S. Naval contribution to the country's defense. He mentions Hitler's attack on U.S. destroyers, killing of American soldiers, and Hitler's purpose. He discusses Hitler's plan to invade and divide South America. He voices his decision to stop Hitler and his people. He talks about America's defense and the Navy's contribution to the same. The crowd applauds. The President leaves the podium. Note: The President prefaces his remarks by acknowledging the presence of General William Donovan, who shares the stage with him. Donovan headed the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI), later renamed the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
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