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Millions cheering for President John Kennedy on his Europe tour in 1963, visiting West Germany and Ireland.

President John Kennedy touring the streets of West Germany. Cameramen and policemen surround President Kennedy and other dignitaries. President Kennedy and other dignitaries reach Berlin Wall in cars. President Kennedy walks up to the viewing stand erected in front of the Berlin Wall. Red banners on Brandenburg Gate are in place, placed there by East Germany to block President's view of East Germans on the other side of the Berlin Wall. View of huge crowd of 150,000 people gathered in the square while President Kennedy passes in car. President Kennedy at a podium to make a speech. Crowd of many thousands cheering in front of City Hall. President Kennedy at Dublin Airport and honor guard welcomes him on tarmac. Air Force One aircraft parked on runway behind. During the President's drive from airport, millions cheer for him as his motorcade winds through the city streets of Dublin. View of cheering Irish people gathered on streets of Dublin in front of shops and offices.

Date: 1963, June 21
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy visits Berlin and the Berlin Wall in Germany.

Crowded streets of West Berlin during U.S. President John F Kennedy's visit. Music played by the band as song lyrics contain name of President Kennedy (his Presidential campaign song). Presidential motorcade on the outskirts of West Berlin. Enthusiasm shown by West Berlin people is more than that shown by the people of Frankfurt,Cologne and Berne. Robert Kennedy and Vice President Johnson were prior visitors to West Berlin after the Wall was built in 1961. Views of large crowds along streets cheering for Kennedy. Boys and girls ride scooters and bicycles trying to keep pace with the entourage. A day before President's arrival, scene of East Berlin Police placing red flags on the Brandenburg Gate blocking views through it, and communists display a large board with east German propaganda messages before his arrival . Scenes of the Berlin Wall viewing both the Communist East German side and the West German side, as seen from the West German side. A woman walks her dog along the Berlin Wall. Two women stop to reflect at a memorial for a victim killed by East German police while trying to cross over "no man's land" between the two sides. Views of the Berlin Wall and barbed wire in no man's land. Presidential motorcade turns to onto 17th June Street. President Kennedy takes a look at East Berlin side. President Kennedy stands before the Wall accompanied by Chancellor of Germany Konrad Adenauer. Motorcade leaves Brandenburg Gate and crosses 17th June Street. President's car is preceded by a truck with American and German photographers. The entourage stops at the Allied Checkpoint Charlie.

Date: 1963, June 26
Duration: 5 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
East German guards across the Wall of Shame and U.S. soldiers march past in West Berlin,Germany

East Germans cross Wall of Shame in Berlin,Germany in the year 1962. View of the Wall of Shame or Berlin Wall. Reflective mirror light from atop a tower intended to block western observation of activity in East Berlin. Officer looks through binoculars at the East German guards across the wall. Communist guards carrying away body of Bernd Luenser who was shot trying to escape to West Berlin. Russian guards loaded in buses move through streets. Freedom bell rings. General of the United States Army Lucius D Clay salutes as the Allied soldiers march past in the streets of West Berlin along with U.S. tanks.

Date: 1963, January 1
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Four-power occupation of Germany after World War II and the Berlin Airlift

Allied tank and tank destroyer firing and Allied infantry in Germany during World War 2. British, American, and Soviet troops escorting German Prisoners of war at the end of the War. Animated map shows line where U.S. and Russian troops met.and zones of occupation in Germany and Berlin. It depicts routs of access into the Soviet zone of Berlin View from a vehicle driving through utterly destroyed part of Germany in 1945. Germans cooking on outdoor fire in a city street, and trying to clear some debris in a bucket brigade. Bus service being restored and German citizens boarding. Vehicle traffic moving with a German policeman directing. Doctors perform physical examination of a German youth as a group of German boys wait in queue for examination. Soviet Leader, Joseph Stalin, with U.S. President, Harry Truman, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, at the Potsdam Conference. Children receiving soup at a school in Berlin. Animated map shows routes through the Soviet occupation zone, used by Western Allies, to supply essential food and supplies througn the Soviet zone of occupation to sustain West Berliners. It then depicts Soviet action blockading the road and rail routes to isolate West Berlin. Views of empty roads, rails, and canals. A DC-3 (US Air Force c-47) transport aircraft taking off. Men loading supplies on aircraft for delivery to West Berlin. A C-54 transport airplane taking off. A British Short S.25 Sunderland flying boat carrying cargo in the Berlin Airlift. Troops carrying supplies for airlift. A British Avro York transport aircraft taking off. A warehouse filled with barrels for Berlin. View from overflying airplane. Trucks resuming travel to Berlin after the Soviets finally lift the 9-month blockade. Normal supplies of food seen again, in West Berlin shops. Vehicle stopped at a checkpoint. Sign warning that: "You are leaving the American Sector." and similar ones at the French and British sector borders. Old road sign pointing to Potsdam, next to one warning of entering the Russian zone. Traffic moving between East and West Berlin.

Date: 1949
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
World tensions after World War II. The Baruch Plan. The Berlin Airlift. The Korean War. The Cold War.

Speaking before United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) in its first meeting in June 1946, Bernard Baruch proposes international control of all atomic energy -- the so-called Baruch Plan. Low level aerial view of ruined post World War 2 European city. Goods including heavy equipment, locomotives, being loaded aboard ships to aid in the postwar recovery of Europe (The Marshall Plan). Workers in Western Europe making use of Marshall Plan materials to rebuild their national infrastructures. West European farmers restoring agriculture. View from overflying light airplane of parts of postwar Berlin in 1948. Blocked roads and empty railroad tracks leading from East Germany to West Germany, blocked by the Soviet Union. Barge traffic at standstill due to Soviet actions. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft flying supplies into West Berlin (The Berlin Airlift) during the Soviet blockade of that city. West Berliners watching U.S. transport aircraft bringing fuel, food and other essentials into the isolated city. A C-54 flying low over empty railroad lines, as it prepares to land in West Berlin. Supplies offloaded from a DC-3 ( AKA C-47 or British Dakota) equipped with unusual set of rear cargo doors. Supplies being moved on Tegel Airport with many C-54 aircraft in the background. Numerous C-47 aircraft operating at Tempelhof airdrome. An East German official opening a barricade as Soviet blockade of West Berlin ends on May 12, 1949, and supply trucks begin to move over roads again. Flags of Western nations flying on high flagpoles. Glimpse of Allied warships underway during World War 2. Formation of P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight overhead. NATO troops marching and NATO armor on parade. Flashes of heavy artillery firing at night. Korean refugees moving South in 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. View of UN Security Council meeting in the absence of Soviet representative. U.S. tanks firing guns and American infantrymen in conflict with North Korea in Korean War. American wounded on stretchers.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. president John F Kennedy addresses West Berlin.

Three hundred thousand people gathered at City Hall of West Berlin during U.S. President Kennedy's visit. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer invites President Kennedy to address the gathering. President proudly calls himself a Berliner with the words "Ich Bin Ein Berliner". He criticizes communism and its followers. Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt invites the President to write his name in the Golden Book of Berlin and President Kennedy does so . A large bell rings and people repeat the golden words of President Kennedy. 26 June 1963.

Date: 1963, June 26
Duration: 6 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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