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Men work at a radar scope and a chart table aboard USS Maddox underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Reconstruction of events from Gulf of Tonkin Incident that occurred August 2nd through 5th, 1964. USS Maddox underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A radar operator on a scope. The man makes markings on the radar scope and passes the information over a phone. A crewman mans the radar scope. Two men work at a chart table. Both men are wearing earphones. A man on the radar scope, passing word over his phones. The Chief Quartermaster looks out over an aviation chart. He traces the route of the ship through the Gulf of Tonkin. The chart shows a route to Maddox through the Gulf of Tonkin. The hand of the Chief Quartermaster points to positions on various days.

Date: 1964, August 13
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Gulf of Tonkin response: President Johnson announces U.S. action as United States soldiers and aircraft are rushed to Vietnam

United States planes and soldiers are rushed to Vietnam, responding to the Gulf of Tonkin crisis. U.S. Destroyer Maddox seen underway in the gulf of North Vietnam following reported skirmish with North Vietnamese torpedo boats (the "Maddox Incident.") Narrator indicates U.S. war planes from two carriers avenged the unwarranted Red communist assault with 64 sorties against North Vietnam. An airman boards a U.S. aircraft. Night view of the White House in Washington DC. President Lyndon Johnson addresses the American people in a midnight speech on August 4, 1964 describing U.S. actions in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Scenes of South Vietnamese women and children evacuees looking exhausted and scared beside nearby American helicopters. The President's speech continues, including, "We Americans know, although others appear to forget, the risks of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war." View of the United Nations building in New York and flags of various nations at the UN building. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson is seen making his report of the Gulf of Tonkin attacks to the UN Security Council and affirms U.S. position that it wants the people in Vietnam to be free of North Vietnamese intervention and agression. United States military advisors and U.S. Army soldiers board helicopters. A gunner aims at a target on the ground. Vietnamese troops accompany U.S. soldiers. South Vietnamese forces exit a helicopter and wade through water and rice paddies. U.S. soldiers advance in trucks with artillery. A Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft takes off armed with a torpedo. Another one lands at an airfield. A TBD plane, armed with a torpedo, taxis with wings folded. several TBD aircraft parked on a flight line. The President concludes his remarks referring to "firmness in the right" being indispensible for peace.

Date: 1964, August 4
Duration: 6 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A ship's doctor and a hospital corpsman treat a patient aboard a U.S. ship underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Reconstruction of events that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 2-5 August 1964. A U.S. ship underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. The ship's doctor and a hospital corpsman simulate giving aid and saline solution to an engine man who simulates collapse from heat during Gulf of Tonkin incident. The engine man on a stretcher. A respirator is held up to the man's mouth. Saline solution bottle hanging nearby. The engine man is wiped down with alcohol by the doctor. The hospital corpsman holds the respirator over the man's mouth.

Date: 1964, August
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USS Hancock CVA-19 approaches to port of USS Mattaponi AO-41Oiler for refueling in the Pacific

USS Hancock CVA-19, on patrol at Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin, during the Vietnam War, approaches port side of USS Mattaponi AO-41 Oiler for refueling. Fuel line from USS Mattaponi AO-41 Oiler to USS Hancock CV-19. Men wear life jackets on the ship. Crew of second division handles lines. One man of second division holds the line during refueling. A man high lined from USS Mattaponi AO-41 Oiler to USS Hancock CV-19 during refueling. He reaches the Sponson deck.

Date: 1965, February 12
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy aircraft parked at the flight deck of USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Reconstruction of activities that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in August 1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider aircraft being catapulted from the aircraft carrier for weapons strike. A U.S. Navy RF-8A Crusader aircraft parked on the flight deck. A photographer closes the door side of the camera area of the RF-8A aircraft. A ship of a task force on the horizon.

Date: 1964, August
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An aircraft taxis on the flight deck of USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Reconstruction of events that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 2-5,1964. USS Ticonderoga underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. An aircraft parked on the flight deck of the ship. Ordnance men work on the aircraft. They load bombs in the wings section. The airplane taxis and takes off from the flight deck. Superstructure of the ship.

Date: 1964, August 15
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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