U.S. President Harry Truman travels to Potsdam Conference aboard the USS Augusta.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1945, July Duration:9 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Harry Truman aboard the Cruiser USS Augusta(CA-31)in the Atlantic Ocean. President along with Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, inspect the ship while underway to the Potsdam conference. The U.S light cruiser, USS Philadelphia (CL-41) is visible ahead starboard, as they stand on the forward deck. Secretary Byrnes in a working conference aboard the ship. He holds a map of Germany. Byrnes consults with Dr. Ben Cohen. President Truman with Secretary Byrnes and Commanding Officer of the Augusta, Captain James Foskett, on the deck of the ship. President Truman personally greets each of the ship's officers and then lunches with sailors in their mess. Secretary Byrnes and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, sit with the President and discuss latest dispatches. Truman and Byrnes discuss a map of Europe. The USS Augusta being greeted by Royal Navy units. British light cruiser, HMS Birmingham, passes close aboard. President Truman, Secretary Byrnes, and U.S. Naval officers salute the passing vessels.
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