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keywords: us government and politics, president harry s. truman, general douglas macarthur, firing, relieved of command, oregon, mckenzie river, whitewater, wooden row boats, amateur sports, airboat racing, fanboat racing

Synopsis: President Harry S. Truman Fires General Douglas MacArthur, White Water Rafting In Oregon, Air Boat Racing In Florida (2007-175f.txt)...(read more)

  • Date: 1951
  • Duration: 00:07:10
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Newsreels: 1951 - April 11

President Harry S. Truman Fires General Douglas MacArthur

A storm of international controversy is unleashed as General MacArthur, Supreme High Commander of the Far East for the United Nations and the United States is ousted by President Truman. General Ridgeway takes over. He is succeeded by General Van Fleet, en route to the Korean front. High political officials state their views pro and con. President Truman speaks to the nation as he outlines his policy and explains why General MacArthur was relieved of his command.

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White Water Rafting In Oregon

Daring oarsmen brave the rapids of the McKenzie river in a rough, tumbling ride.

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Air Boat Racing In Florida

Fishermen and froggers race airplane propelled boats through the Florida Everglades.

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