Enthusiastic Cuban crowds cheer Fidel Castro's successful overthrow of Batista, in 1959, in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro with Nikita Khrushchev outside the UN building in New York City, during the opening of the 15th General Assembly meeting on 19,September, 1960. Soviet 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 Gromyko conversing with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who is seated in his rocking chair at the White House.
Events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A helicopter lands on the White House lawn in Washington DC. Beach views in Cuba. A military parade. Desecration of a monument. A crowd of cheering Cuban people as Fidel Castro enters Havana, Cuba in 1959. United Nations building. Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev embrace. Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Anastas Mikoyan deplanes and is greeted by Fidel Castro in Havana. A trade agreement between Russia and Cuba signed by Fidel Castro. Russian cargo ships en route to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats. A map depicts proximity of Cuba to the U.S. U.S. surveillance aircraft heading for Cuba. A sign reads 'HQ. 4080 S W Intelligence Division'. Men examine reconnaissance photographs of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photographs show transports and tents for fueling and maintenance. A sign reads 'Strategic Missile Facility GAM 77 Combined Systems'. U.S. rockets readied for any emergency. A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from an airfield. U.S. Navy ships in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. submarine underway at sea.
Major events of the year 1959. United States Vice President Richard Nixon with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev where they engaged in the so-called "Kitchen debate" at United States Trade and Cultural Fair in Moscow, Soviet Union. Nixon talks to Khrushchev leading to the former's visit to United States. Khrushchev arrives in United States and President Dwight D Eisenhower welcomes him at the airport. Soldiers march as the Presidential motorcade follows them. President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev after a meeting at Camp David in Maryland.
Statue of Karl Marx on his grave stone in Highgate Cemetery, London. A picture of Karl Marx. Scenes in the Soviet Union. Soviet soldiers walking slowly in loose formation. Bolsheviks standing with a large banner. Damaged shops on a street. "One way" street signs in several languages. Large gathering of people carrying signs reading: "Frieden" (Peace, in German). A sign reading: "HALT, Landesgrenze" marking a German provincial boundary. A sign in German, designating the customs border at Furth im Wald, Bavaria ("Zollgrenz-Bezirk, Furth i.Wald"). East German border guards setting obstacles and sentry paths. Picture of Günter Litfin, a twenty-four-year-old tailor, who swam across the Spree Canal to West Germany on 24 August 1961. View of him being fatally shot from across the border, by East German guards, as he is being pulled into West Germany (the first such fatality at the East West German border). Animated map of the world with label references to Berlin,1961; Havana, 1959; Budapest, 1956; Coyoacan, 1940; and Kronstadt, 1921.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to the United States. Exterior of the Soviet Embassy in Washington DC. People at a formal banquet hosted by Mrs. And Mr. Khrushchev. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife arrive for the banquet. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife also arrive. They pose with dignitaries. Khrushchev in a railroad towards New York. Soviet Ambassador to the U.S. Mikhail A. Menshikov and U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn E. Thompson with him. The train rushes past rivers, farms, factories, towns and market places. We see his train passing through a station in Newark New Jersey. Mr. Khrushchev waves to people from the window of the train. Khrushchev's motorcade escorted by police escorts rolls through the streets in New York. People on the side of the streets to watch. Mr. Khrushchev addresses people at mayor's luncheon. He talks about peace and relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. People applaud. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller welcomes him.
Propaganda piece about living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung, with images photographed by Indians visiting the country. Delegates from all over the world at an international conference. Representatives from Iraq, Canada, Romania, Australia and Pakistan among others. Elderly Chinese revolutionaries pose. Mao Tse-tung's views (according to a narrator): He believes that war in inevitable between capitalist and socialist nations. View of a rally and military parade in China. Explosions during the Korean War in 1951 with Chinese troops in action. Homeless, displaced Tibetan children and families after the Chinese take over in 1959. Indian Army soldiers return after China's attack on India during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. View of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Map of Asia depicts Chinese aggression towards its neighbors. Explosions during the Chinese aggression in Vietnam and Laos. Mao Tse-tung intent on risking a war with the West.