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Harry S Truman Speeches

Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

Harry S Truman Speeches

51 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 13 hours, 42 min)
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Churchill Truman Stalin
Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Joseph Stalin

Lauren Bacall & Truman
Harry Truman and Lauren Bacall

Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He became president after the death of the previous president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was sworn in on April 12, 1945 a little less than a month before Germany surrendered in World War II and less than three months after President Roosevelt started his historic fourth presidential term.

When President Truman ascended to the presidency, he had no experience in foreign politics, knew nothing about the Manhattan Project that produced the world's first atomic bomb, and he didn't know much about domestic politics. President Roosevelt didn't discuss these things with him. Truman became Vice President through a deal brokered by the Democratic National Committee chairman never thinking that Truman would become president. Truman presided over tHarry Trumanhe final few months of World War II, finally giving his authorization to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

During his two terms as president he faced many challenges. As a matter of fact, no one expected Truman to be re-elected to the presidency in 1948. In the years immediately after the war, moving the country back to  a post war economy was painful. There were shortages and strikes. Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act that monitors labor union activity, overriding the president's veto resulting in a speech to the American public. President Harry Truman created The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) to prepare and educate the public about the threat of a nuclear attack as well as natural disasters. 

One of the presidents unwritten duties is to address the nation on various issues or to speak at important events. President Truman addressed the nation on several subjects including addressing the crisis in Greece and Turkey. The president needed to explain to the American people that the US was providing military and economic aid to the countries to prevent them falling under the influence of the communist regime in the Soviet Union. This policy was known as the Truman Doctrine. See also recordings of Harry Truman's daughter, Margaret Truman.

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    51 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 13 hours, 42 min
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      51 shows - total playtime 13 hours 42 minutes
      1. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress.mp3
      2. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      3. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
      4. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
      5. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
      6. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
      7. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
      8. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
      9. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
      10. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
      11. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
      12. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
      13. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
      14. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
      15. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
      16. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
      17. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
      18. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
      19. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
      20. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
      21. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
      22. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
      23. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President.mp3
      24. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
      25. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
      26. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
      27. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
      28. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
      29. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
      30. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
      31. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
      32. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
      33. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
      34. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
      35. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
      36. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
      37. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
      38. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House.mp3
      39. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
      40. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview.mp3
      41. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
      42. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
      43. 530123 Homecoming to Independence.mp3
      44. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention.mp3
      45. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention.mp3
      46. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK.mp3
      47. 660531 Medicare PSA.mp3
      48. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman.mp3
      49. 750000 Chicago.mp3
      50. 750000 James Whitemore, Give Em Hell, Harry!.mp3
      51. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office.mp3
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    51 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 13 hours, 42 min
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      51 shows - total playtime 13 hours 42 minutes
      1. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress.mp3
      2. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
      3. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
      4. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
      5. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
      6. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
      7. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
      8. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
      9. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
      10. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
      11. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
      12. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
      13. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
      14. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
      15. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
      16. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
      17. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
      18. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
      19. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
      20. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
      21. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
      22. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
      23. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President.mp3
      24. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
      25. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
      26. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
      27. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
      28. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
      29. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
      30. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
      31. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
      32. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
      33. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
      34. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
      35. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
      36. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
      37. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
      38. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House.mp3
      39. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
      40. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview.mp3
      41. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
      42. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
      43. 530123 Homecoming to Independence.mp3
      44. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention.mp3
      45. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention.mp3
      46. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK.mp3
      47. 660531 Medicare PSA.mp3
      48. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman.mp3
      49. 750000 Chicago.mp3
      50. 750000 James Whitemore, Give Em Hell, Harry!.mp3
      51. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office.mp3
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    51 recordings on 13 Audio CDs. Total playtime 12 hours, 4 min
    51 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 4 min

    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A001

    1. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress
    2. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress
    3. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces
    4. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2
    5. 450508 Surrender Of Germany

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A002

    1. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference
    2. 450809 Potsdam Conference

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A003

    1. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC
    2. 460406 Chicago On Army Day
    3. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency
    4. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A004

    1. 470303 Mexico City
    2. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine
    3. 470312 Truman Doctrine
    4. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A005

    1. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp
    2. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session
    3. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A006

    1. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division
    2. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A007

    1. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc
    2. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress
    3. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A008

    1. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union
    2. 490120 Inaugural Address
    3. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A009

    1. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America
    2. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building
    3. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild
    4. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea
    5. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency
    6. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A010

    1. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea
    2. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference
    3. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center
    4. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass.

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A011

    1. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address
    2. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House
    3. 521022 Campaign Speech
    4. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A012

    1. 530115 Last Speech As President
    2. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt
    3. 530123 Homecoming to Independence
    4. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention
    5. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A013

    1. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK
    2. 660531 Medicare PSA
    3. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman
    4. 750000 Chicago
    5. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office

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