U.S. State Department operations and statement from Cordell Hull as tensions with Germany increase before World War 2
Washington DC USA Date:1938 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Exterior night time shot of U.S Capitol dome in late 1930s. Sign 'Division of Communications and Records' above a State Department office door. Officer at desk. Men working in office and typing. Door sign 'Secretary of Department of State'. Cordell Hull at desk. Hull speaking. He reads a statement urging peace and security rather than armed conflict in Europe. State Department workers typing out memos and interpreting coded dispatches. A close up of a page decoding a secret coded dispatch. Newspaper headlines indicate orders dispatched for American ambassador to return from Germany (shortly before outbreak of World War 2). Sign for 'Carlton Hotel' on the hotel building. Secretary Hull seated in his office as he studies reports. Pictures of Hull in various newspapers of different languages. Seal of the U.S. on an entrance of a U.S. Embassy. A door closing with sign "American Embassy" on it.
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