United States ships at pier in Norfolk, Virginia. A 'WTAR' TV cameraman behind his camera photographs USS Northhampton (CC-1) (formerly CLC-1) with crew manning the rail while the ship is at dock. Views of USS Northampton with crew awaiting arrival of President Kennedy and his party. Military personnel and members of press on the pier for the arrival of President of the United States John F. Kennedy at the Naval Operating Base in Norfolk. Superstructure of USS Northampton. President Kennedy goes aboard submarine USS Thomas A Edison (SSBN-610) surrounded by officers. President Kennedy in a tubular type elevator. The elevator is lowered slowly. President Kennedy disappears below decks in the special elevator. President Kennedy comes up the special elevator to the weather deck. An officer and two enlisted personnel stand near the special elevator. A U.S. Navy Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter hovers in the background over water. President Kennedy gets out of the elevator and walks over the deck. Ford Thunderbird cars on the pier.
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.
United States ships at Norfolk, Virginia. USS Thomas A Edison and USS Northampton tied up to a pier. A mobile crane removes one of the brows from USS Northampton. The ship gets underway away from the pier with President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy aboard it. USS Northampton backing out from the pier. A harbor tug boat moves around the bow of the USS Northampton to assist the cruiser out into a stream. USS Northampton underway in Hampton Roads after leaving the pier. Merchant ships in the background. The cruiser moves away. The sun setting in the background. A part of pier in the background.
USS Dewey at dock. Crew boards. Seamen remove gangplank. Lines cast off. Steam starts from engines. Flags on USS destroyer. USS Dewey departs from Norfolk, Virginia. Officers look towards sea. Crew watches through binoculars. The United States flag. Helmsmen watches through the binoculars. Dewey underway and deck. Seamen pull the rope. Sailor signals with light. Officials come out from cubical and talk. Seamen push the metallic part of ship, cast line and pull rope during recovery preparation.
Adlai Stevenson addresses the United Nations Security Council regarding the build up of missiles in Cuba. United State Navy ships form a blockade to stop further missile delivery to Cuba. In Cuba, soldiers operate anti-aircraft guns that have been set up on the waterfront Cuban soldiers hold their posts on streets, tops of buildings, and on posts all along sea shore. Fidel Castro addresses a public demonstration. Cubans seen marching. Signs in the crowd include, 'Apoyamos Lucha Contra El Imperialismo' and 'Adelante Fidel Venceremos' High powered reconnaissance cameras are fitted to a plane. A plane flies to take reconnaissance photos of Soviet bases in Cuba. Views of aerial photographs showing aircraft landing strips and missiles in Cuba. United States Marines arrive at Guantanamo bay. C-124 Globemasters in background. View of the Organization of the American States Building. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk addresses the gathering. Exterior view of the United Nations building. Soviet representative Valerian Zorin address the Security Council.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.