U.S. President John F. Kennedy's speech regarding racism and racial tensions in Alabama, delivered from Washington DC, the White House. United States President Kennedy seated at a desk and speaks over a microphone. The President speaks about racial discrimination against blacks in the United States. He talks about the University of Alabama not giving admission to two clearly qualified young Alabama residents who happened to have been born Negroes, due to segregation and discrimination practices. View of people crowded outside the University of Alabama. Men take pictures as officials escort entering students Vivian Malone and James Hood into the University. The President says that the nation is founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. President Kennedy says that it is right for American consumers of any color to receive equal service in places of public accommodation, to register and to vote in a free election without interference or fear of reprisal. Additional views of Vivian Malone and James Hood walking with crowds and also unaccompanied on the University of Alabama campus. A policeman rides a motorcycle on a road at the University. President Kennedy talks about respecting negro citizens and importance of civil rights and equality. The President says that no city or State or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore the rights of any of its citizens. Press record his speech and take pictures.
Bombing demonstration by U.S. Army Air Service DH4 aircraft under command of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell. The target is Battleship USS Alabama, in September, 1921 in the Chesapeake Bay, United States. Army flier is seen checking security of a bomb under wing of aircraft. USS Alabama underway in the Chesapeake Bay. Aerial views from United States Army Air Service planes in flight over the battleship. USS Alabama is hit by a bomb. Later it is hit by a phosphorus poison gas bomb. Finally it is hit by 2000 pound bombs. The USS Alabama rolls over halfway, in shallow waters.
A United States Air Force C-47D Skytrain aircraft parked at Brookley Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. Other airplanes parked in the background. A pilot in the cockpit of the airplane. Cars parked in front of a building in the background.
United states Navy submarine SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, introduced in 1956. The nuclear powered USS Nautilus submarine underway at sea in United States. Men at controls as the first nuclear submarine is tested. SSN-571 in New York Harbor with Manhattan Island skyline of New York City in background. Next scene shows the guided cruise missile SSM-N-8 Regulus, also introduced in 1956, being fired from a ship, and an aerial view is seen of the Regulus guided missile in flight.
Master Sergeant George Holmes at Brookley Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. A U.S. Air Force C-47 D Skytrain airplane parked on the air base. Other airplanes parked in the background. The airplane taxis. A man opens the door of the airplane. Holmes and a copilot debark from the airplane. 'Flying Operation' written on the top of a building. Holmes and the copilot enters the Operations building.
Master Sergeant George Holmes at Brookley Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. A U.S. Air Force C-47 D Skytrain airplane parked on the air base. Holmes and a copilot walking towards the airplane. They are being greeted by crew chief at the airplane. Preflight checking of the aircraft. They enter the aircraft.