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Segment 3 (Rising From The Ashes) #498829

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1978
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(Studio) Spec. report on post-WW II Europe rising from ashes of both victory and defeat. Details of Marshall Plan to be examined; Winston Churchill's remarks about plan noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Films and photos of war and postwar years shown. Rise of Communist ptys. in Greece, Italy, Turkey and France and concerns in United States re: spread of Communism noted. Secretary of State George C. Marshall's proposal of immediate financial aid to Europe, in Harvard commencement speech, and events leading up to implementation of Marshall Plan reported Refusal of USSR and eastern bloc. ntns. to take part in it after meeting concerning plan in Paris, mentioned. Success of plan, in getting Europe back on feet after war and in serving United States political and economy ints., examined. Meaning of plan for France cited as example [US ambassador to France Arthur HARTMAN - details effect of Marshall Plan on industry world.] Success of plan in Germany described. [Former West German chancellor Willy BRANDT - says to be incld. in program was great, unexpected chance for Germany.] Plan's aid to Britain also detailed. Fading European image of American generosity characterized by Marshall Plan's economic aid into image of United States as world arms broker noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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