Silent home movie-style footage shot by the US Navy during President Truman's March 1, 1948 trip to Key West. It includes dark footage of the President's press conference on the lawn of the Little White House; then moves on to the fishing exploits of the Presidential party; exploring rock walls; and tossing a football on the beach. Includes Clark Clifford, William Hassett, Mr. Bautista, Mr. Santiago, Robert Landry, Robert Dennison, and Eben Ayers. This film is edited with titles for each segment.
Officers at Fort Lewis, standing around a car.
Brig. General Dwight Johns speaking at the graduation exercises of Fort Belvoir 76th OCS Engineer School. Vice-President Harry S. Truman (second from the left) and General Harry Vaughan are seated in the background.
Unidentified officer speaking during graduation exercises at Fort Belvoir. General Gordon Young (far left), Vice-President Harry S. Truman (second from the left), Colonel Harry Vaughan (second from the right), and other unidentified men seated.
Vice-President Harry S. Truman speaking during the graduation exercises at Fort Belvoir 76th OCS Engineer School. General Harry Vaughan is seated in the background (far right).
Picnic lunch at Fort Jefferson National Monument in the Dry Tortugas, off the coast of Key West, Florida. President Harry S. Truman is in the line, wearing sunglasses. Behind President Truman is his Military Aide, General Harry Vaughan. All others are unidentified. President Truman and his party visited Fort Jefferson during Truman's vacation to Key West.
Admiral William D. Leahy (left) and President Harry S. Truman (center) seated in the courtyard at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, off the coast of Key West, Florida. Correspondence Secretary William D. Hassett at far right.
This is a view of Fort de Boncelles in Belgium, after Allied troops recaptured the fort from the Germans during World War II. The man walking in the center is identified as Farrell.
Richard Beckman stands inside a Belgian fort near Chaudefontaine, Belgium. Beckman was a United States Army Criminal Investigation Detachment Agent during World War II.
This is a view of a flak tower near Fort de Boncelles in Belgium.