Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
USS Triton submarine successfully completes the first submerged circumnavigation under Captain Edward L Beach. USS Triton in water. A helicopter flies Captain Edward L Beach to the White House where he receives the Legion of Merit from the President Eisenhower. Photographers click for pictures. USS Triton enters the home port of New London, Connecticut. The crowds cheers. A navy officer meets his wife. A sailor with children.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. Interiors of a building show NBC News and CBS News Election Tracking headquarters operations. Board tracking the election result returns. A man behind a camera. Many news employees inside the building. The men preparing to broadcast the results of the elections. Interiors of a television network headquarters shows men and women at tabulating machines and electronic computers. A huge crowd gathered at the Republican Party headquarters. A few men and women beside a tally board updating election results. People in the crowd looking at a board. The board showing Presidential candidates Richard Nixon's and John F. Kennedy's count of votes in states Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and several other states. A woman in the crowd looking through binoculars. The figures show Kennedy leading. The moving ticker bulletin board in Times Square, New York City, is shown reading "Kennedy Overcomes Slow Start, Pulls ahead of Nixon" as the counting continues. The Times Square moving bulletin reads 'Kennedy wins Connecticut's 8 Electoral votes, Sweeps all'. A crowd cheering and shouting 'We Want Kennedy'. The bulletin reading 'Kennedy leads in 17 states with 192 electoral votes'. A CBS news worker beside a map showing the states and the position of Republican and Democratic candidates in each state. A bulletin reading 'Kennedy stage see-saw battle in Virginia'. Men inside the television network headquarters. Close up view of a camera being used to film the television news broadcast. A board showing position of the candidates in the election.
The Deutschland merchant submarine, of the North German Lloyd Shipping Company, departing the docks in New London Connecticut. The submarine had just completed repairs following a November 16 collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr., while attempting to depart New London. Sailors on the deck of the submarine Deutschland are seen as the submarine departs for Germany, carrying silver bullion, and evading the Entente Powers merchant shipping blockade. A ship in the background. Submarine submerges into water.
Documentary "One Week in October." Aerial views of Russian missiles in Cuba. Columbus day parade with marching bands, Boy Scouts, troops. Brief excerpt from 1962 World Series Baseball game with New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry delivering to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who hits a ball to the deep left corner that is caught. March of Dimes annual poster girl. Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating its independence. View of Vatican Palace and a candlelight vigil. President John Kennedy with Ahmed Ben Bella, Premier of Algeria. Ben Bella is then seen with Cuban leader Castro who receives him in Cuba. U.S. moon rocket launch. Scientists in America reviewing designs for fallout shelters and visiting banks, stores, and municipal buildings and garages to assess them for worthiness as bomb fallout shelters. Views of various types of fallout shelters. Food, water drums, medical and sanitation supplies bound for civic fallout shelters are seen rolling off of assembly lines and being boxed. Radiological monitoring equipment on an assembly line. A woman packages a geiger counter into a box. Then the fallout shelter supplies are seen transported by rail to defense department warehouses for distribution by local authorities to Community Fallout Shelters. View of moving train seen from above and from sideview. View of new fallout shelter signs being mounted at fallout shelters. Forklifts working at Naval Supply Center Oakland in California to arrange supplies for shelters. View of American Legion meeting where former President Harry Truman makes a speech. Former President Eisenhower gives a speech in Connecticut endorsing some candidates. Air Force helicopter flies overhead and then seen landing on White House lawn. Beaches of Cuba. Marches in Cuba. Historic view of soldiers marching beside monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Crane atop monument as a wing is cut off; scenes of destruction of monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marching into Havana in 1959 with cheering throngs after succeeding in revolt against Batista. Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Khrushchev greeting one another at United Nations in 1961. Soviet deputy premier Anastas Mikoyin greeted by Castro and crowd at Havana airport in 1960. Trade agreement between Cuba and Havana signed. Soviet Russian cargo ships on way to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats being rescued by U.S. Coast Guard. Views of military specialists examining films of aerial views of suspected missile installations in Cuba. U.S. military mobilization for possible war. Strategic Air Command begins dispersing aircraft to possible needed locations. B-52 Stratofortress aircraft takes off. Badge on plane: "Anywhere. Anytime." Destroyer USS Strong, DD-758, making way in heavy seas. An American Aircraft Carrier underway in the distance. Polaris submarine on surface. Officers of STRAC or Strategic Army Corps seen meeting after being assigned to the new command of U.S. Forces Atlantic. Alerted U.S Army units on training exercise to maintain combat readiness. American Army troops load into rear of transport plane . C-124 Globemaster taking off. Then a C-119 shortly after takeoff flying overhead. Then a MATS C-124 again is seen overhead. 1st Armored division tanks being loaded onto rail for transport from Fort Hood Texas to Fort Stewart Georgia.
Jesse Jackson is interviewed in a press conference. Jesse answers Patrick Borgan of London Times on protesting peacefully with reference to 1968 and its riots and unrest vis-à-vis Civil Rights and racial equality for African Americans. Judith Randal of New York Daily News and Henry McGee of Newsweek Magazine are also present. Bill McCrory of Voice of America is the moderator. Jackson discusses the purposes of the protests of the 1960s, and explains that the vision toward the goal of equality takes time and has curves, rather than being a straight line. He implies that some people because satisfied with the gains from the 1960s, but that there is more to do, and that moral depravity and a lack of good ethics is the current obstacle in the 1970s holding back progress.