Truman addressing congress regarding ERP and conscription.
Truman's speech calling for enactment of ERP & conscription. (Just after the Czechoslovakian coup). Truman attacks Russia for abuse of veto and policy since World War 11. A full transcript is in the documentation.
'I recommend that the congress speedily complete its action on the European Recovery Programme...........I recommend prompt enactment of universal training legislation until the free nations of Europe have regained their strength and as long as communism threatens the very existence of democracy, the United States must remain strong enough to support those countries of Europe which are threatened with communist control and police state rule.
Note: poor quality sound recording.