Communist control over Central and Eastern Europe and development of Marshall Plan.
Paris France Date:1948 Duration:8 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
Events after World War II. Harvesting in U.S. farms. Men on horseback driving sheep. Woman serves chicken to her family. Europeans starve amid ruins. Globe spins. Joseph Stalin attends a meeting of Russian and U.S. troops on the Elbe River. Troops march in Paris. Crowd demonstrates in Athens. Map depicts communist control over Central and Eastern Europe. Secretary of State James F Byrnes speaks of U.S. role in world affairs. North Portico of White House. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with George Marshall. No 10 Downing Street in London. Britain, still saddled with its own postwar reconstruction, cites its inability to continue to provide massive military and economic aid to the Greek regime and appeals to the U.S. to handle the situation. Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman talk together. Marshall boards aircraft for a visit to Moscow. Truman in a White House meeting. Truman addresses congress. Globe highlights USSR. Door sign reads 'Policy Planning Staff - George F Kennan - Director'. Kennan at desk. Reconstruction in Europe. Russian delegate Andrey Vyshinsky comment on Marshall Plan in front of the UN. Nations meet in Paris and signing of Marshall Plan agreement.
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