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John Kennedy and Nixon debate over the prestige of America prior to the presidential elections in the United States.

Presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in the United States. New York Herald Tribune newspaper correspondent Roscoe Drummond asks Senator Kennedy that how can American prestige be measured abroad. Senator Kennedy responds stating that America is identified with the cause of freedom and if other countries have to choose between America and a Communist country, they would choose America. He further speaks that there are many indications that prestige of the United States is not as high as it once was. Kennedy summarizes some of these indications and relates to it by mentioning the example of Sputnik space program by the Soviet Union in 1957 (during the Space Race). Kennedy speaks about the economic development of the Soviet Union. He says the Soviet Union will be ahead of any other country scientifically and militarily by 1970. He mentions votes by different countries in the United Nations dealing with Red China. He says that Guinea and Ghana, two independent countries now are supporting Soviet foreign policy at the UN. NBC correspondent Bill Shadel asks Richard Nixon to speak on the topic. Vice President Nixon responds by speaking about the economic development of the Soviet Union. He speaks that the Soviet Union is a very primitive economy and that the United States is well ahead economically. He says that if the United States is going to maintain its strength and its prestige, they must not only be strong militarily and economically but must be firm diplomatically also. Bill Shadel says that an entire hour was devoted to answering questions from the reporters. He says that each candidate was questioned in turn and each had the opportunity to comment on the answer of his opponent. Shadel says that the reporters were free to ask any question on any subject, neither candidate was given any advance information on any question that would be asked. He says that the fourth debate is scheduled for Friday, October twenty-first.

Date: 1960
Duration: 7 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Space and aeronautics events in 1957 including Sputnik 2 launch with dog Laika, U.S. Vanguard rocket, and NATO missile diplomacy

Major "space race" and defense events of the year 1957. Laika, Soviet space dog prepared for the space flight. Laika takes off in Sputnik 2 in Soviet Union. An animation shows the spacecraft in outer space. In United States, Space Race efforts to launch a small "grapefruit" satellite on Vanguard TV-3 test rocket meet in failure as the rocket explodes at take off on December 6, 1957. View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in Paris, France to talk about the development of missiles with other NATO leaders. The French Prime Minister Felix Gaillard with President Eisenhower. View of Atlas missile SM-65A Serial 12A launched successfully from Cape Canaveral pad LC-14 in Florida, United States, on December 17, 1957.

Date: 1957, December 23
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Exchange of cultures and collaboration in science and arts between the Soviet Union and the United States

The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Wyeth family artwork being packed in boxes for a visit to the Soviet Union. Various paintings being packed up. In exchange, some Russian paintings and artwork seen that will be displayed in America. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States during Glasnost efforts. People on the streets in what appears to be New York or possibly Washington DC are surprised when he exits his motorcade to shake hands directly with American citizens gathered on the sidewalks.The U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife visiting Soviet Georgia and being greeted by Soviet citizens. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan side by side at a summit in Washington DC. They stand together on the White House lawn as a band plays. Animation depicts the sharing of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. View of American rock star Billy Joel and his band performing at a concert in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. A Moiseyev Dance Company folk troupe from Russia performing a dance in the United States. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes views of a piano performance by Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. Several Russian school children pose for pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Soviet teenage children enjoy a elevated ropes course in an outdoor program. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. A group of Soviet citizens view a touring "Information USA" exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. They view the program on an array of television monitors. A young Russian boy speaks in Russian about his interest in learning about American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. The astronauts open a connecting hatch and shake hands. Narrator describes collaboration of the two nations to monitor and study the depleting ozone layer of the earth and how to protect it. A man is shown sunbathing. Officials of the America and the Soviet Union sign an agreement relating to sharing information about safety of nuclear power plants. Soviet representatives and George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurate a new communication system that communicates nuclear dangers between the two countries. A woman in the communication room. Food grain pouring from a harvester, part of what is supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soviet soldiers walking on a street in Afghanistan in front of a shop. Arrested American journalist Nicholas Daniloff disembarks an aircraft after his release. View of the exterior of the American Embassy in Russia. U.S. marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree being escorted under guard after having been accused of collaborating in a Soviet spy mission at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Scene inside a Voice of America radio broadcast studio. Sign indicates it is broadcasting in Russian. Close up of meter moving on a radio instrument during the broadcast. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing before their visit to the Soviet Union. A group of Soviet citizens including men, women and children walking outdoors. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony on the White House grounds on December 8, 1987.

Date: 1987
Duration: 5 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A film produced in 1957 containing glimpses from Soviet Russia's revolutionary past.

Faces of ordinary Russian workers. Historic footage of Russian leader Vladimir Lenin giving a speech circa 1917.Cheering Russian revolutionaries waving rifles with fixed bayonets around time of Russian revolution by Bolsheviks. Another view of Lenin speaking, followed by view of cheering civilians. Men wave their hands and their caps. A nighttime rally in street. Illuminated monument. Leaders stand in moving vehicle as surrounding crowd cheers. Fixed bayonets reflected in partial light.

Date: 1917
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
Various scenes of Soviet Forces headed toward the Eastern front and engaging German forces in counter attacks commencing December, 6th in the winter of 1941.

Film opens showing heavy artillery firing at nighttime. Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Chief of the Soviet General Staff, Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky, is seen alone in a room, reviewing a map. He uses a pair of dividers to make a measurement. Next, antiaircraft guns fire at night, as many searchlights point up in the night sky. A view of the Kremlin. A formation of Cossack cavalry crossing a bridge in winter. Snow on the bridge and surrounding area. A formation of soviet troops,dressed in cold weather gear, marches single-file across snow and ice. Soviet Army tractors towing 152mm howitzer field guns on a snowy road. A contingent of Soviet soldiers, in white helmets, marching toward the front, in the snow, followed by some horse-drawn equipment on sleighs or sleds. Artillery tractor towing a 152mm howitzer field gun. Open trucks carrying Soviet solders. More views of Soviet troops headed to the front, in the snow, passing residential buildings on the way. Soviet soldier looking through binoculars as German Junkers 88 bombers fly overhead. Soviet gunners employing several different types of antiaircraft guns. A Soviet armored car moving across the snow, and a tank destroyer moving near woods. A downed German bomber with dead crew member lying in the snow, nearby. Soviet pilots on a flight line looking over their orders. A line of fighter planes is parked on the snow in the background, including Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3 and other aircraft. Soviet airman in gunner's canopy on a bomber. Bombs being loaded and fused aboard Soviet bomber. Machine gun belt ammunition being loaded on an Ilyushin IL 4 aircraft. A flight line of IL 4 bombers parked in the snow. Two Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bombers in formation. Bombs falling through the air and exploding on snowy targets below. More Pe-2 bombers and bombs falling. View from underneath an artillery spotters balloon as it is retrieved by Soviet soldiers. Views of various pieces of Soviet artillery in the snow. Slate announces "December 6, 1941, Moscow strikes back!" (during Battle of Moscow). Various views of Soviet artillery being fired and shells exploding. Glimpse of the artillery spotter and balloon. A soldier lying frozen in the snow. Countless scenes of all kinds of Soviet artillery firing from various places interspersed with views of mounted Cossacks moving along a snowy trail in a wooded area. Soviet troops heading to tanks and other armor, hidden in the woods. They climb aboard them. Senior Soviet officers confer in the field. Air crews boarding IL 4 bomber aircraft and starting engines. Bombs exploding. Tanks moving. (One knocks down a tree.) The bombers taking off. Soviet soldiers watching.

Date: 1941, December
Duration: 5 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet forces engage invading German forces during World War II

Opening scene shows Soviet troops gathered in a forest during World War 2. Artillery fire is heard in background. Next Soviet artillerymen are firing a 122 mm howitzer M1910/30 at a front line position during World War 2. . A Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft is seen briefly, in flight overhead. Soviet infantry advancing across a field behind a T-34 tank. Heavy smoke clouds nearby in the background. Soviet infantry moving through forest as machine gun fire is heard. One soldier places a slit shield in front of himself and fires through it with his rifle, while standing in a trench. View of him firing alongside a comrade in the trench. Soviet troops jumping from an army truck to take up positions in the field. Soviet Marshal Semyon Timoshenko is seen at the battle front accompanied by another officer. . A string of dropped bombs explode in the distance. Soviet soldiers in a trench looking for enemy aircraft with binoculars. Infantry passing through barbed wire. One carries a mine detector. Soviet machine gunners duck as a shell explodes near them. Infantry charging through the woods.Soviet Polikarpov.I-16 aircraft attack German tanks that maneuver in attempt to escape them. Bombs explode among the tanks. A Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft climbs rapidly overhead. View from Russian aircraft of German tanks racing across a field, that appear to be emitting smoke screens. Soviet tanks moving past a blazing wooden structure. Wrecked German army motorcycle and side car displaying the Totenkopf (death head) symbol. Closeup of the symbol. Dead German soldiers in the grass and lying next to a motorcycle. Remains of a downed German airplane, in flames. Dead German flyer entangled in remains of parachute. Soviet soldier examines a knocked out German Panzer I tank. Partial views of other destroyed German tanks. Smoke drifts across a quiet battlefield. Soviet infantry moving forward. Several views of German prisoners of war being marched in various locations. Closeup of Totenkopf and number 13 on the side of a German armored vehicle. A Soviet soldier begins to scrub it off the vehicle. Camera pans closely over some of the prisoners. A German soldier, who wants to stop fighting, presents a pass to a Soviet soldier as he surrenders. Closeup of the pass, one of many that had been scattered among the German forces, by the Soviets. It invites a bearer, who is fed up with killing, to come to the Soviets. The document states boldly, "Geht mit diesem ausweis durch die front." (Go with these identification papers through the front.) Soviet soldiers escort the German soldier away. Soviet soldiers help a wounded comrade from a tank camouflaged under hay. Soviet medical corps women and a male doctor tend to the wounds of a soldier. A Soviet non-commissioned officer speaks at a battlefront funeral in woods. Afterwards, all attending stand and remove their hats in respect. View of the grave marker and flowers covering the grave.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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