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keywords: greece, post-wwii military parade, middle east crisis, arab-israeli war, 1948 presidential election, president harry s. truman, republican candidate thomas e. dewey

Synopsis: Greece Honors Its Heroes Of WWII, Palestine 1948 Arab-Israeli War, President Harry S. Truman Wins A 2nd Term In 1948 Presidential Election...(read more)

  • Date: 1948
  • Duration: 00:05:03
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Middle East, Greece

Newsreels: 1948 - November 3

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Greece Honors Its Heroes Of WWII

Commemorating the heroic fight against the Axis in WWII, Greece celebrates the anniversary with a parade in Athens of its armed might. King Paul reviews the marching Greek troops.

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Palestine 1948 Arab-Israeli War

New State of Israel. Israeli flag waves in the breeze. 1948 Arab-Israeli War or First Arab-Israeli War. For Israel it was the "War of Independence". For the Arab States and Palestine Arab Forces it was called "The Catastrophe".

Scenes of bitter fighting along the Negev desert front where Israeli troops defeat Egyptian forces which had attacked Jewish food convoys. CU of Israeli troops firing machine guns. Shows wounded Israeli soldier being transported on "jeep" type vehicle. Shows hundreds of captured Arab prisoners.

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President Harry S. Truman Wins A 2nd Term In 1948 Presidential Election

Scenes of the 1948 Presidential election in the United States. President Truman re-elected as Democrats win majorities in House and Senate. In a startling upset, Pres. Harry S. Truman wins re-election. Highlights of the dramatic vote which saw Gov. Dewey go down to defeat, after predictions made him a sure favorite. Pres. Truman also wins majorities in both the House and Senate, as the Republicans are snowed under all across the nation. Scenes of the major candidates at the polls.

Shows line of voters at polling place in United States. American voter signs voter identification book. Voters in polling booth. CU images of Governor Thomas E. Dewey and wife. President Truman arrives at polling station and casts his ballot. Sign on building reads "The Library of South Salem". Various political figures cast their ballots in 1948 elections. Shows Office of National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Boards (signs) reads "Popular Vote Tabulators" and "Electoral Vote Tabulators". Images of exhausted reporters sleep in office. Image of congratulatory Western Union Telegram to President Truman from Thomas E. Dewey. CU image of a smiling Harry Truman. Mr. Truman's stirring plea for national unity. Workmen building the reviewing stands for the Inaugural Ceremonies with White House in BG.

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