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 film 'The squadron officer school' about training of a USAF officer student attending Squadron Officer School at the Air University on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. A USAF Lieutenant Colonel and a man seated at a desk talking to each other. The officer praises a report of a Captain. A officer in car stops and enters gate at Air University. USAF officers enter and leave Air University buildings. A large group of USAF officers in auditorium. An officer addresses the group. USAF officer looks at book in Air University library. Officers perform physical exercise. USAF officers and families in chapel during a service. Editor and Publisher of Flying Magazine Gil Robb Wilson speaks to the USAF officers in auditorium. Commander of Air University Lieutenant General Walter E Todd speaks. Dr. M H Sharlemann of the Concordia Theological Seminary addresses group. Football coach of University of Illinois Ray Elliot addresses group. Small group of USAF officers in classroom. USAF officers in auditorium attend lectures and discuss. They perform a skit. View of a missile hangar opening and a CIM-10 BOMARC missile of the United States Air Force being raised into firing position.
A film about training of a USAF officer student attending Squadron Officer School at the Air University on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. USAF officers' wives at a luncheon. Officer gets into cockpit of United States Air Force Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. The T-33 aircraft takes off. The T-33 aircraft in flight. Pilot looks out from cockpit of aircraft. Aerial view of the Air University building.
A film about training of a USAF officer student attending Squadron Officer School at the Air University on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. USAF officer receives a large trophy. A Squadron officers school review parade. The color guards march. Wives of the officers watch. The USAF band march while playing. USAF Thunderbirds perform loop and roll maneuvers in United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre aircraft. Spectators watch the officers perform. Lieutenant General Walter E Todd presents diploma to USAF officers. USAF officer and wife in car driving past Squadron Ofiicers school building. Two USAF officers seated at desk talk to each other.
A film about training of a USAF officer student attending Squadron Officer School at the Air University on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, United States. Small group of USAF officers in a classroom. An instructor explains the way to solve problems. A student leads the group discussion. A USAF officer with a counselor seated at a desk talk to each other. USAF officers read in a library and book store. Small group of USAF officers in classroom learning to speak before a group. USAF officers in quarters type and make corrections on a report.