American Experience

Truman on Military Service: Captain Harry

Clip: Season 24 | 2m 50s

Captain Harry Truman's leadership during his first clash with the Germans made his men look at him in an entirely new light. "After a while they began to realize that this fellow with the eyeglasses and the bank clerk look about him was in fact a man of real determination," says David McCullough.

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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