• Short Summary

    Assassination attempt on President Truman thwarted as he attends ceremony in Arlington.

  • Description

    Attempt on the President's Life.

    Puerto Rico, West Indies - Riots. L/S General View Crowds and police milling around Puerto Rican Street. M/S Body lying on ground guarded by armed soldiers. C/U People examining body on ground, armed policeman in foreground. M/S Pan body being carried away on stretcher. M/S Soldier & Policemen on corner - pan to crowd. M/S Police advancing onto crowd. M/S Bodies around - cars parked nearby, with people inspecting for gunfire. C/U Bullet holes in windscreen of car. M/S Crowd milling around car. L/S Dead body lying on grass. M/S People around body laying in front of building. L/S Body laying outside American Embassy - pan up. Similar shots.

    Various shots of Police and crowds of people standing around outside Blair House after attempted assassination. C/U of President's doctor General Grahame driving away from scene. M/S of Morgue wagon driving away. M/S of workmen with hose and broom clearing hose from pavement. Shots of Federal agents escorting Mrs Callazo (wife of gunman) and her daughters out of house and ushering them into police car.

    L/S general view of ceremony at Arlington in the United States of America. Crowd waiting arrival of President Harry Truman. C/U of Anthony Eden and Mr Shinwell. L/S towards and pan Mr Truman's heavily guarded car and escort arrives. M/S Mr Truman stepping from car and being greeted. C/U of Anthony Eden. L/S Sir John Dill memorial being unveiled. L/S of President giving speech. L/S of statue of Sir John Dill. M/S of President walking past camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:57:00 / 01:36:42:00

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