Douglas MacArthur Delivers A Speech to Congress Following His Dismissal Ca. 1951Streaming Video - 1951
General Douglas MacArthur was one of the most popular and controversial figures of the 1940s and 1950s. Believing that he could achieve a quick victory in the Korean War by invading Communist-held areas north of the 38th parallel, MacArthur ultimately expanded the war and helped provoke China to launch a counteroffensive into Korea. President Harry S. Truman then relieved MacArthur of his command for insubordination. Nevertheless, MacArthur remained an enormously popular figure and delivered a famous speech to Congress in which he declared that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1951
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (3 min., 49 sec.)) : sound