American comedian Bob Hope arrives at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Bob Hope and several actresses exit the plane. They are greeted by officers. Bob Hope, Vera Vague and Jerry Colonna at mike. Frances Langford gives a singing performance. Spectators seated at chairs.
A view of the Blimp Gondola in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Men at the airstrip. The men try to raise the airship by their hands. The blimp is a small non rigid airship used for observing or as a barrage balloon. Blimp at the mooring mast. The blimp aircraft is cabled by mooring.
Adlai Stevenson addresses the United Nations Security Council regarding the build up of missiles in Cuba. United State Navy ships form a blockade to stop further missile delivery to Cuba. In Cuba, soldiers operate anti-aircraft guns that have been set up on the waterfront Cuban soldiers hold their posts on streets, tops of buildings, and on posts all along sea shore. Fidel Castro addresses a public demonstration. Cubans seen marching. Signs in the crowd include, 'Apoyamos Lucha Contra El Imperialismo' and 'Adelante Fidel Venceremos' High powered reconnaissance cameras are fitted to a plane. A plane flies to take reconnaissance photos of Soviet bases in Cuba. Views of aerial photographs showing aircraft landing strips and missiles in Cuba. United States Marines arrive at Guantanamo bay. C-124 Globemasters in background. View of the Organization of the American States Building. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk addresses the gathering. Exterior view of the United Nations building. Soviet representative Valerian Zorin address the Security Council.
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Views of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Cubans aboard a boat headed towards a shore. They get off the boat. They enter from the gate of a building at the base to report for work. A guard checks their identification. A jeep drives along a road. A guard standing with a rifle looks at equipment. A bunker camouflaged with sand bags. A U.S. Air Force helicopter in flight.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agrees to dismantle Soviet missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. U.S. battleships at U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. A U.S. Navy band plays. A sign reads 'Hi Honey Dinner's Defrostin' Navy personnel greet their family members who were evacuated during the crisis as they disembark from ships. Americans entering a small church to attend services. Reconnaissance photos show dismantled missiles. Soviet ships carry missiles out of Cuba. Americans walk along streets in the United States.
Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. Montage of scenes including revolutionary casualties, burning buildings, Castro addressing his followers, revolutionaries carrying weapons, a revolutionary being shot, firemen fighting fire, Women parading with weapons,armed revolutionaries advancing through bush country, and Castro addressing hundreds of thousands of people. View of lighthouse at entrance to Havana harbor.Hotel Nacional de Cuba. The Capitol building. A fruit peddlar on the street in Havana. Workers in sugar cane fields.Views of Havana under the Batista regime, with hotels, and casinos with roulette wheels and other gambling paraphenilia. U.S. Navy ships at he U.S. Navy station at Guantanamo Bay and a large aircraft at the Leeward Point Field, Guantanamo Naval Air Station. Bastista military forces drawing weapons from armory and operating a tank.Pilots climb aboard Federal warplanes and start them up. Cuban police forces at work. Bastista followers in control throughout the country. View of the Presidential Palace surrounded by Batista armed forces. Fulgencio Batista surrounded by followers.The Cuban constitution of is suspended by Bastista and President Carlos Prío Socarrás and his family are seen leaving Havana. Bastista conducts a cabinet meeting. Disenchanted Cubans hold a mock funeral for their Constitution. University students assembling and taking to the streets in protest against the Batista regime. Police break up the demonstrations with force. Injured protesters are treated in hospital. Protesters carry coffin of one who was killed. University protesters march with arms linked and many others also march on the Police headquarters. They carry effigy of Batista. Opposition political leaders are arrested by the Batista police.