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.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. United States Air Force officers operate consoles in Minuteman control room. Officer seated on chair, looks at a screen in front of him. Another officer gets up and checks instrument.
History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Minuteman Missile in position. Cars drive past the 'Jet Line Inn'. United States Air Force men stand in front of the Inn. Aerial view of the building with its white wall.
Minuteman Missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Aerial view of a building. United States Air Force man speaks over the phone. Interior of Minuteman Missile launch silo.
A large welcoming crowd gathered at Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, United States. U.S. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon disembark from a plane and wave the crowd. Press photographers with cameras and equipment cover the event. Supporters raise banners and placards for Nixon. Large sign, "Welcome to Flathead Valley President and Mrs. Nixon" on the terminal. A high school marching band in red uniforms plays. President Nixon addresses the crowd and is flanked by Mike Mansfield, the Majority Leader of the Senate, Montana Governor Forrest Anderson, Congressman Dick Shoup, Congressman John Melcher. Former Montana Governor Hugo Aronson is also present. Views of the excited crowd as the elected officials make their way through the crowd shaking hands.