Flags of America, England and others wave in breeze. Fighter aircraft fly high overhead in sky. A NATO warship in sea. Combined NATO forces march together carrying various flags. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile or rocket ready for launch with emblem of U.S. Air Force on side. A B-52 high in sky with contrails behind. Crowd of American men, women and children in 1960's fashions looking upward at the sky. Night view of New York city. Arc de Triomphe in Paris seen with early 1960's cars passing by. Scene of the elaborately tiled library building with tile murals by Juan O'Gorman, at the University of Mexico in Mexico City (Biblioteca Central at the Ciudad Universitaria Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM). College students seated outside the library building. Farmer with two oxen yoked doing work. Men shoveling and moving material in wheel barrows perhaps in Latin America. Scene of a fair in India tents, vendors, and a small Ferris wheel ride. American children going round and round on a hand powered playground carousel.
Cuban freedom fighters in exile in the U.S. and Mexico. New York encircled on the U.S. map. The freedom fighters' leaflets holds up a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York. Players on a baseball field. Miami encircled on the U.S. map. Castro raises funds for the revolution in Miami. Police and officials inspect arms confiscated from the revolutionaries. Mexico City and Quintana encircled on a map. A huge war chest is raised in Mexico City. Castro buys arms and a 58 foot yacht equipped to carry fourteen people in Quintana. Ammunition dumped into a carton. Aerial view of an island. Wheel house on Castro's boat that goes aground Officers and men on the boat. The radio operator sends a message dictated by an officer. Soldiers load ammunition, stand guard, and enter the gates. Some of Castro's men escape to the Sierra Maestra Mountains. A woman lays flowers on a revolutionists' grave, killed during the ambush by Batista's men. Men with load on horses. They cross a stream. A man with a machine gun. Soldiers advance in the jungle, talk to civilians and rest. Soldiers eat fruits, including girls who have joined Castro's movement. Fidel Castro seated in a chair while a man trims his hair. Soldiers shoot at a plane in the sky. A soldier loads his rifle. A woman stitches a shirt with the name 'JULIO' on it. A woman dries clothes on a clothes line.
United States Army troops of Battery A, 217th Field Artillery Missile Battalion, 40th Artillery Group (Redstone) stationed in Germany, fire Redstone Block II tactical missile CC-2014 (carrying a TV camera) from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on 16 March 1960 as part of their Annual Service Practice (ASP) firing exercise. Redstone Missile takes off and advances upward. The missile leaves a trail of smoke.
The fourth presidential election debate between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon on 21st October 1960 in in New York, United States. News correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Mr. Howe reads out the rules and conditions under which the candidates will proceed. He says that Senator Kennedy will make the second opening statement and the first closing statement. Vice President Nixon speaks about the present issue in the United States which is keeping peace without surrender. The peace which is threatened by international communist movements. Nixon says that the United States has to learn from mistakes made in past. He relates to this by mentioning the period of the Iron Curtain in Europe and during the Korean War. Nixon says that situation in President Dwight Eisenhower's administration is reversed. He says that the United States made errors in the past in misjudging the Communists, applying same rules of conduct that are applied to the leaders of the free world. Nixon mentions East-West Paris summit conference of 1960 and Eisenhower's policy regarding Formosa Straits. Nixon speaks that that United States should increase its military strength to high level regardless of what potential opponents have and if any surprise attack is launched, the United States can destroy their war-making capacity. Nixon further says that American policies of military strength, economic strength, and diplomatic firmness will keep the peace without surrender.
United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger makes the longest jump during Project Excelsior in New Mexico. Colonel Kittinger puts on a suit for the jump and enters a balloon gondola. Men help him. The balloon rises from New Mexico. An automatic camera in the gondola records the whole event. The colonel jumps out of the gondola and descends towards the land. People watch the colonel descending. He is helped out of the suit as he lands.
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.