• Short Summary

    President Truman speaks on the British War Loan and trade between Britain and the USA.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Sound is very poor - sounds like neg sound but is combined positive. Hard to make out what people are saying.

    United States of America.

    Mr Gardner of the United States Chamber of Commerce sits at a desk with President Harry S Truman and John Snyder, Director of War Mobilisation and Reconversion Advisory Board.

    Gardner speaks into a microphone and passes a resolution endorsing the loan to Great Britain to Gardner, from several unions and federations of the Board.

    Gardner gives the resolution to Truman saying something along the lines of "when everyone agrees it must be a good thing".

    Truman tells both men he is delighted the policy has the approval of the board. He talks of pre-war Britain being the largest single customer of American goods. He talks of Britain during the war being restricted to trade with those countries with the pound sterling. He says "Now that the war is over we want to do business with Britain and Britain wants to do business with us".

    He talks about mutual trade connected with the loan and the building of trade between the two nations.

    Note: some duplication of speeches.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:57:00 / 01:52:46:00
    UN 1359 A

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