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SHAPE during Cuban Crisis, and landmarks in Washington, London, and Paris

Scenes of "Reflex Action" plotting boards for various international locations, with local time clocks, inside the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Brief shot of White House at night with a lit fountain in front. Scenes of House of Parliament in London. Exterior of SHAPE headquarters building. Arc de Triomphe at night in Paris. Hand of an airman atop a map during a planning session. U.S. pilots in cockpit of F-104 Super Sabre fighter jet. American ships at sea. B-52 in flight. Events during Cuban Crisis in 1962.

Date: 1962
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Berlin Crisis:The Western Powers respond to threats from the Soviet Union

Opening scene shows the Schoeneberg Rathaus (West Berlin City Hall) where Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin, is addressing a large crowd of West Berliners, concerned about the building of the Berlin Wall, by the Soviets. Many carry placards and signs, including some in English,reading: "We trust Kennedy,'Pay any price, Bear any burden, for survival of Liberty;'" and "Millions behind the Iron Curtain ask for help." Scene shifts to a limousine driving into the center of a crowd. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson steps from the car, accompanied by U.S.General Lucius D. Clay, who is seen next, with arm raised, acknowledging the crowd, while standing with Johnson and Brandt, at a podium cluttered with microphones. (Narrator refers to him as "Father of the Airlift.") The next day, British and American soldiers are seen driving in jeeps and trucks and M59 Armored Personnel Carriers, through cheering crowds, as they arrive to reinforce their Berlin garrisons. Closeup of cheering Berliners, waving hankerchiefs. Change of scene shows animated map of Europe illustrating the Westward encroachment of Soviet occupation through World War II and the postwar era, concluding with East Berlin, in 1962. The threat to other Nations and regions is also illustrated. Next, legislators are seen in session in The plenary chamber of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, is addressing the assembly. He states that Germany does not stand alone in the world. In France, Prime Minister Georges Pompidou addresses the National Assembly, regarding the Berlin Wall. In London, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, addresses Parliament. In the United States, on September 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, is addressing the UN General Assembly, in New York, about the dangerous crisis in Berlin. Scenes of of the Berlin wall and Checkpoint Charlie . Memorials to persons killed attempting to escape East Berlin, are seen along the wall.

Date: 1961
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Documentary film 'The Road to the Wall' shows communist oppression in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba.

Film 'The Road to the Wall' depicts the rise of communism in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba. Opening scene shows a newly build section of the Berlin Wall, early in its construction period, and a line of German people viewing the newly built wall between East Germany and West Germany. Historical retrospective shows various scenes of refugees in various countries (China; somewhere in Europe) walking on roads and uphill with baggage in hand. Communist troops march. Refugees walk bare foot. Man carrying a child on his back. Huge gathering of people in Moscow at the Kremlin wall (near future site of Lenin's tomb). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin speaks to a crowd in Russia during the Russian Revolution. Refugee women and children being checked by soldiers as they attempt to board a train. Closeup of a baby looking frustrated or angry. Bodies of dead refugees on the ground. View of Fidel Castro, in January 1959, with Che Guevara, and other rebels or revolutionaries, in Cuba. A person being executed by a Che Guevara revolutionary firing squad. Huge parade in Communist China in 1960. View of Chinese workers manually pulling what appears to be, a heavy gun carriage. Parade of communists in East Germany in 1961. The Berlin wall, and East German policeman on horseback riding to intercept persons attempting to cross. A few East German people makingtheir escape from East Berlin to West Berlin by running through a gap in barbed wire at the Berlin Wall border, and being escorted by West Berliners afterward. Armed East German guards at border marked with barbed wire and other obstacles.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Military Police on duty in posts around the world.

Activities of the U.S. Army Military Police (MPs) throughout the world. An MP checks credentials of American driver in a 1955 Oldsmobile, at a Base checkpoint in Germany. An MP wearing patch of Army Support Command-Europe on his shoulder, obtains directions from a local Policeman in Europe. U.S. Army trucks move through a checkpoint manned by MP, in Pointe de Grasse, France. MPs of the 728th Battalion, in Korea. They are seated in a jeep, with a Korean counterpart in the back seat. The U.S. MPs wear patches of 7th Logistical Command on their uniform sleeves. Military Police units and jeeps pass in review at a parade in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Prime Minister Menderes meets officials during his visit to Europe.

Prime Minister of Turkey Adnan Menderes arrives in Europe. An aircraft of the Scandinavian airlines taxis after landing. Prime Minister Menderes gets off the aircraft. Officials gathered to welcome him. Prime Minister with an official inside the room. Prime Minister Menderes along with officials as he arrives at a building. Menderes confers with an official. Menderes shakes hands with an official as he leaves.

Date: 1962, April 20
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President John F Kennedy addresses in a press conference after the launch of communication satellite Telstar in Europe.

Launch of the communication satellite Telstar in Europe. Technicians prepare for receiving signals from the orbiting communication satellite, Telstar. The President of the United States John F Kennedy addresses in a press conference after the launch of Telstar.

Date: 1962, July 23
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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