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United States military prepares for any emergency during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 16, 1962.

Events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A helicopter lands on the White House lawn in Washington DC. Beach views in Cuba. A military parade. Desecration of a monument. A crowd of cheering Cuban people as Fidel Castro enters Havana, Cuba in 1959. United Nations building. Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev embrace. Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Anastas Mikoyan deplanes and is greeted by Fidel Castro in Havana. A trade agreement between Russia and Cuba signed by Fidel Castro. Russian cargo ships en route to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats. A map depicts proximity of Cuba to the U.S. U.S. surveillance aircraft heading for Cuba. A sign reads 'HQ. 4080 S W Intelligence Division'. Men examine reconnaissance photographs of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photographs show transports and tents for fueling and maintenance. A sign reads 'Strategic Missile Facility GAM 77 Combined Systems'. U.S. rockets readied for any emergency. A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from an airfield. U.S. Navy ships in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. submarine underway at sea.

Date: 1962, October 16
Duration: 4 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American astronaut John Herschel Glenn is taken aboard a ship after his spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean.

A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. John Glenn in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft traveling in space. A view of the earth from the spacecraft. The location of the spacecraft on TV monitors at Cape Canaveral in Florida. A man talks over a phone. Men at work in a building. Glenn directs the spacecraft back to earth. He is recommended to use the fly-by–wire mode. Caribbean was selected to receive Friendship 7. Glenn says that there is a fireball outside. Men at work in the headquarters building. A ship underway at sea. Men look at the spacecraft through binoculars. The spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean . Glenn is taken aboard. He boards an helicopter and arrives at the headquarters.

Date: 1963
Duration: 4 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Areas of responsibility under NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. Navy views from 1950s and 1960s.

Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection. Entrance sign identifying the U.S. Navy base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U-boat activity on shipping in World War 2; NATO Naval operations protecting oceans during the Cold War

Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. Point of view inside a submarine as seen through periscope looking at a target ship. American convoy underway during World War 2 in the Atlantic Ocean. Underwater shot as a submarine launches torpedo. Freighter ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking, with only its bow sticking up in the air and then sinking under the ocean. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens in Brest or Lorient. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views from one of its helicopters of the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32) underway in Atlantic Ocean

Numerous aerial views of the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) underway in calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean while operating in support of the NASA Mercury-Atlas 7 space mission. Views are from one of the ship's helicopters.

Date: 1962, May 24
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS Northampton, USS Forrestal, USS Enterprise, USS Spiegel Grove pass in a review in the Atlantic Ocean.

Ships underway in the Atlantic Ocean. USS Northampton (CLC-1) underway. Crew manning the rail. The U.S. President's flag on the ship. The Second Fleet in two columns pass in a review. One long column of ships underway. USS Forrestal (CVA-59) leads the column. USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) leads the second column in distant background. USS Northampton reviews the Second Fleet and passes on down between the two columns of ships. USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) underway in a column.

Date: 1962, April 11
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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