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Newsreels: 1945 - November 1

Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels: 1945 - November 1

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keywords: President Harry S. Truman, Wage Deflation Address, Post-WWII, Manufacturing, Re-Tooling For Peacetime, WWII War Crimes Trial, General Tomoyuki Yamashita Of Japan, Post-WWII, Victory Loan Drive, President Harry S. Truman, General Jonathan M. Wainwright, Col. James Devereux, Alfred E. Smith Hospital Wing, Archbishop of NY Francis Spellman, New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, Singer Kate Smith

Synopsis: President Harry S. Truman Warns Against Wage Deflation, US Plants Convert Back To Peacetime Production, Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita Is Tried For War Crimes, Victory Loan Drive Begins, Drive To Fund Hospital Wing In Honor Of Alfred E. Smith...(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:07:25
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Newsreels: 1945 - November 1

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President Harry S. Truman Warns Against Wage Deflation

President Truman warns that workers face a twenty billion dollar loss in income unless the present downward spiral in wages and salaries is not checked. He further warns that such a shrinkage would seriously disturb the entire national economy.

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US Plants Convert Back To Peacetime Production

America’s huge war industries are hastily reconverting to produce goods for civilian consumption. Automobile plants in full production building 1946 cars. Automobile tires roll of the line. Assembly lines for refrigerators, stoves, radios, and cordless irons. Shows housewife ironing. Store front display of the latest electrical appliances. Customers flock to automobile display rooms. Shows a Ford, Cadillac, and Buick in showrooms.

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Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita Is Tried For WWII War Crimes

Tomoyuki Yamashita, General of the Japanese Imperial Army, is arraigned before a military tribunal, prior to being bound over for trial. Despite the terrible weight of evidence against him, he pleads – not guilty.

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Post-WWII Victory Loan Drive Begins

The War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry stages a bond rally at the Roosevelt estate, with cinema star Merle Oberon assisting Henry Morgenthau and Eleanor Roosevelt in selling the first bond there, to Col. Devereaux.

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Drive To Fund Hospital Wing In Honor Of Alfred E. Smith

The Alfred E. Smith hospital wing is formally opened by Archbishop of NY Francis Spellman and other dignitaries and later New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia cuts into a giant cake made into the shape of signature brown derby with singer Kate Smith and retinue sing a New York favorite.

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