President Truman addresses the nation as he gives reason for General MacArthur's dismissal as commander in Korea.
Washington DC USA Date:1951, April 11 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
United States President Harry S. Truman dismisses General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. President Truman addresses the nation and explains the reasons for the dismissal of General MacArthur as the Supreme Commander of the UN forces in Korea. Truman clarifies in his address that the "cause of world piece is much more important than any individual." He notes his concerns that the Korean War could become a World War III. He says that General MacArthur has been dismissed to uphold the cause of world peace. He however explains that the change in command must not be seen as change in policies. He assures that the Allies will not widen the war. He also affirms his faith in principles of peace, justice and freedom.
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