October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
Views of people from various countries of the world and of South America about the Cuban revolution and rule of Fidel Castro in Cuba. A crowd carrying banners opposes landing of United States ambassador in Cuba. An airplane lands at airport of Havana. Russian Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan alights from it. Mikoyan during various public appearances in Cuba. Brother of Fidel Raul Castro with Soviet leaders in Russia. Parade of artillery weapons, warplanes and soldiers in Havana. Cuban Foreign Minister walks out of a meeting when asked about their military policies. Castro addresses crowd about international relation with Russia and China. School children prepared for military operation march. A Brazilian expert talks about regime of Fidel Castro.
A pro Betancourt rally in Venezuela. Crowds gathered with signage against Fidel Castro and in support of Romulo Betancourt. Betancourt addresses the crowds from a podium on a stage, outdoors. A man sitting looking at a radio tower. Images of radio control equipment and sign wave signatures on a scope. Scenes of protest and rioting in a Latin American or South American city. Police combating demonstrators. Vehicles overturned. Citizens running through the streets. Crowds being sprayed by firehoses from moving fire trucks. Close up views of a newspaper "La Prensa" indicating Fidel Castro's support of the Communist party in Peru. Headline, "Fidel Castro Financia al partido comunista Peruano." An inside headline from the same paper reads, "La Embajada de Cuba Distribuye Propaganda Subversica en el Peru" indicating that an Ambassador from Cuba distributed anti-government, subversive propaganda en Peru. What follows are a series of images drawing parallels between Castro and other fascist historical leaders. Castro speaking forcefully, then a cut to historical excerpts from speeches by Hitler and Goebels during World War II. A scene with Hitler speaking and gesticulating wildly and forcefully, followed by a scene with Castro doing the same. A wooden sign with skull and crossbones and the words "HALT! STOJ!" on it. Prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp, thin, weary, and huddled near a barb wire perimeter fence. Nikita Khrushchev on a review stand waving his hat to Soviet Army forces marching below him carrying guns with bayonets fixed. Chinese citizen-military forces at a rally. Nikita Khrushchev shaking hands with Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China. Still image of Khrushchev and Castro embracing. An anti-communist rally in Cuba.
Views of people from various countries of the world and of South America about the Cuban revolution and rule of Fidel Castro in Cuba. A motorcade on roads of Havana. Groups of people cheer after Fidel Castro comes to power overthrowing Dictator Fulgencio Batista on January 01, 1959. A Venezuelan expert talks about Castro after the success of revolution. Huge crowd cheers for Castro as he addresses a crowd. Court hearings of opponents of Castro and other leaders. Execution of leaders by gunshots. Cuban communist leader and a judge sent to exile by Batista return to Cuba. Italian experts talks about Castro and his policies. Colleagues of Castro, and people arrested by Castro after revolution.
The Cuban revolution and rule of Fidel Castro in Cuba. Unskilled Cuban farmers in agricultural field after three years of rule of Fidel Castro. Civilians lined for rations. Number of Cuban refugees descend from a plane in other nations. Fidel Castro addresses the nation on television. A group of men watch. Civilians and refugees meet each other and weep. Cuban farmer family and children in miserable condition.
Ships and boat moving in water. Crated Russian farm equipment on transport vehicles on road. Close view of propaganda pamphlets. Cuban children in a classroom are taught Russian language by teacher. View of children and guard wearing military uniform. Supplies unloaded by workers from cargo ship, 'Shirley Lykes'. Supplies as ransom for Fidel Castro's war prisoners. Refugees who are mostly relatives of prisoners boarding the ship. Wounded refugees are carried on litters. View of large number of wounded refugees. Refugees disembarking from 'Shirley Lykes' at USA.