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 on October 22, 1962, 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.
A film about missile launches in the United States. The American flag at half mast. Troops assembled on a ramp and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. Vice Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) speaks at the memorial services for the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy on 25th November, 1963. The night launch of an Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP) satellite, test no. 6900, using a Delta launch vehicle on 27th November, 1963. The launch of a Centaur II, test no. 5175 on 27th November, 1963. A map of Cape with new name Cape Kennedy.
Turn of the Century immigrants to the United States pose aboard ship. Some wear fez hats. View of clothing industry workers at sewing machines. Picture of Sidney Hillman and his wife, circa 1910. Older garment worker cutting cloth. Clothing workers punching a time clock. Men operating sewing machines. A cutter marking cloth from a pattern. A man sewing button holes on clothing. Old pictures of earlier garment workers. More modern view of unionized clothing workers at sewing machines. A cutter using a machine to cut multiple layers of fabric. Supervisors discussing a sample of sewn product. numerous views of men and women sewing garments. Flashback to earlier times of workers marching to demand a union contract. Union member distributing literature at a factory gate. Small group of union picketers on sidewalk. Union leader speaking to group of women workers in Southern town. Union organizer with bloodied head, smoking cigarette. Striking Workers (mostly women) standing in group outside employment office of Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company in Little Rock,Arkansas. The striking women being arrested by policemen. Change of scene to closeup of Alabama State policeman smoking cigar. Civil rights marchers during demonstration in Birmingham Alabama on May 7, 1963 during the "Birmingham Campaign" or "Birmingham Movement". Fire fighters in fire engine pumper truck stops near police on street in town and sets up fire hoses to spray high powered water directly at African American civil rights marchers. Civil Rights marchers soaked by high powered water hoses. One protestor or demonstrator tries to run away from the fire hose and is grabbed by two white police men. A protestor takes cover behind a telephone poll as a firehose is directed toward him. A black man converses with two women on a snowy street. Civil Rights marchers of the negro Southern Christian Leadership Conference carrying signs during a demonstration. People fill the area around the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. A man and his daughter share time together on a snowy day. Children sledding in the snow. People ice skating on lake in Central Park, New York City. Closing views of early immigrants to the U.S.A.
A film about missile launches in the United States. A Saturn rocket on a pad. The launch of the rocket. Cameramen in action. Arrival of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a United States Air Force Boeing VC-137C and tour of Cape on November 16, 1963. President Kennedy in a car with Major General Leighton I. Davis Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) and James Webb, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, together with Launch Operations Center Director Kurt Debus. Astronauts Major Leroy Gordon Cooper and Major Virgil Grissom in civilian clothes brief Kennedy on the Gemini program. The President with Senator George A. Smathers and Werner Von Braun at the base of the Saturn rocket. President Kennedy boards a United States Marine Corps (USMC) VH-3A helicopter. The helicopter takes off and lands on USNS ( United States Navy Ship ) Observation Island (T-AGM-23). President Kennedy wearing a sailor jacket meets the commander of the ship. He observes the Polaris missile launch from USS Andrew Jackson submarine on 16th November, 1963. President Kennedy talks to Major General Davis and Dr. Kurt Debus at the launch operations division of the NASA. He boards a Boeing VC-137C aircraft at Cape Canvaeral and bids farewell.
"To keep the peace" about need for peace, during Cold War. Expansive farm field of wheat waving in breeze under a sunny to partly cloudy sky in the United States. Wide shot of ocean waters and sun breaking through low clouds near dawn or dusk. President John F Kennedy delivering a speech on peace and nuclear testing, on July 2, 1963, in Naples Italy at NATO headquarters. Kennedy says, "The purpose of our military strength is peace. The purpose of our partnership is peace. So our negotiations for an end to nuclear tests and our opposition to nuclear dispersal are fully consistent with our attention to defense--these are all complementary parts of a single strategy for peace." Shortly after President Kennedy's death, President Lyndon B Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress on November 27, 1963. Shows segment of speech where President Johnson says, "We have proved that we are a good and reliable friend to those who seek peace and freedom. We have shown that we can also be a formidable foe to those who reject the path of peace and those who seek to impose upon us or our allies the yoke of tyranny."
A film about missile launches in the United States. Major Leroy Gordon Cooper, an American astronaut, suiting up. He puts on a space helmet. He goes to a NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) transfer van followed by others. Cooper goes to an elevator and the elevator lifts up. McDonnell technicians shake hands with the astronaut. He squeezes into a Faith 7 capsule. An MA-9 on a launch pad. The ignition, lifting off and climb up of Mercury-Atlas 9, the last U.S. Mercury spaceflight manned space mission (Atlas 130D), on 15th May, 1963. National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) cameramen at work. Major General Leighton I. Davis, Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTR), observes the launch. The capsule splashes down. A navy recovery team on USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, as the capsule is hoisted aboard and Major Cooper egresses from Faith 7. A band plays as Cooper walks. A dining ceremony at Officers Club on Patrick Air Force Base honoring astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots on 2nd March, 1963. Colonel Henry Dittman Base commander, Dr. Kurt Debus, Major General Leighton I Davis, The Secretary of Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert, Colonel Swanson, Walt Williams, Lee S Harding and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. seated at a front desk. Immediately in front of the head table are honored guest, astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots: Major Donald K. Slayton,Captain Virgil I Grissom,Major Leroy Gordon Cooper,Milton O Thompson,Major James W.Woods, Major Russel J. Roggers, Major Henry C. Gordon, Captian Edward H. White II,Captain James A. McDivitt. The Secretary of Air Force Zuckert speaking.