Fidel Castro visits New York City, April 15, 1959, and gives a speech to large crowd in New York's Central Park. Back in Cuba, revolutionaries show officials and members of the press, a prison cell and injuries suffered by a former prisoner. They display instruments of torture used by the Batista regime. Colonel Cornelio Rojas, Chief of Police in Santa Clara, is seen in jail cell. He is walked under guard by revolutionaries and stands against a wall before a firing squad who execute him on orders of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Revolutionaries bringing charges against Batista officials. People testify against them. Accused Lieutenant Enrique Despaigne Noret appears before a judgment panel. He is later seen, handcuffed, stepping from a vehicle at San Juan Hill,Santiago de Cuba, January 12, 1959. He stands before a firing squad and is allowed to write something on a paper. He is then shot and falls into a ditch or grave behind him.
Bicyclists participate in the annual Six Day Bike race held in New York City's Madison Square Garden arena. Bikers ride on track. A participant gets a shave during a break in the multi-day event. Australian Velodrome champion Reggie McNamara eats food during a break. A biker falls and a man runs towards him. Race in progress. Bikers collide; a fallen biker lays on the side of the track. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Cheering Cuban crowds seen celebrating Fidel Castro's successful overthrow of Batista, in 1959, in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro with Nikita Khrushchev outside the United Nations building in New York City, during the opening of the 15th General Assembly meeting on September 19, 1960. View of Soviet Navy ships carrying missiles from Cuba, back to the Soviet Union, in 1962. Nikita Khrushchev gesturing and talking outside a building. Newspaper photograph of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko conversing with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who is seated in his rocking chair at the White House.
On the one year anniversary of Adolf Hitler rising to power as Chancellor and Fuhrer in Germany, Americans assemble in Madison Square Garden, New York to denounce Adolf Hitler's ascendancy in Germany. People gathered in Madison Square Garden including New York Governor Al Smith, Ray Moley (seen speaking at podium), Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia (also seen speaking at podium). Views of dignitaries on platform and of the gathering of 20,000 attendees in Madison Square Garden. Photographers click pictures. People watch and listen. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President of United States visits various countries. The U.S. Air Force plane lands and the President disembarks the plane in India, in 1959.. He is greeted by the Indian President Dr Rajendra Prasad and other dignitaries. Emblem of 'Panama'. Sign of 'welcome Ike Crusader'. Large crowd welcomes Eisenhower. Motorcade goes through the city's street. Milestones in General Eisenhower's life and the international esteem with which he is held. Lt Col Eisenhower concerned about U.S. isolationism in 1940. Explosions in Europe due to bombing by German planes. Eisenhower and other officers in the General Staff study a map. Eisenhower plans the strategy as the commander of Operation Torch (he is shown talking to General George C. Marshall and Winston Churchill). President Eisenhower visits 4 continents and meets several leaders. Large crowds welcome him. General Eisenhower prepares for D-Day. June 5, 1944: The Allied forces including troops, artillery, equipment, ammunition, aircraft and ships prepared. June 6: The Allies invade Normandy. Troops wade through the water towards the beach. German soldiers surrender. May 7, 1945: Nazi General Alfred Jodl signs the unconditional surrender of his government. General Eisenhower returns to the U.S. He receives a hero's welcome in New York. He visits his hometown in Kansas. Pictures of his family, childhood and college days. Eisenhower on his visits to various countries as President.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.