The Landing Craft Tank Flotilla 29 at the Naval Supply Depot, Theodore, Alabama. The Landing Craft Tank Flotilla 29 at a dockyard. A crane removes supplies from boxcars and loads them onto the ship. Civilian workers load ammunition boxes. The workers hook loaded cartons as they are lowered by cranes. The workers wheel a large box of ammunition on a cart into the open bow door of the ship.
U.S. Navy Marine Corps newsreel from 1996. Opening scenes show glimpse of the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) followed by a Green shirt giving signal for catapulting of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from an aircraft carrier. Next the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)is seen underway. Behind a waving U.S. flag, the destroyer, USS Barry (DDG-52) is seen in the distance. Closeup of the fast attack submarine, USS Atlanta (SSN-712) surfacing with a huge splash. Petty officer Terry Mathis and Petty officer Ron Flanders hosting the program, are seen outdoors at U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, on the Navy's 221st Birthday. Scene shifts them speaking as they walk along the empty flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Suddenly a slate, reading,"March 1996, Crisis Looming?" overlays view of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
An F-14 aircraft takes off from a carrier deck. An amphibious assault ship is shown. Red shirts moving ordnance aboard a carrier. An F-14 being catapulted. Four segment split screen shows a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC); a marine aiming a weapon; an amphibious assault ship; and President Bill Clinton, wearing a flight jacket and a cap identifying the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as he speaks during a visit to that ship. Full screen of the President, is followed by another F-14 being catapulted. Scene shifts back to empty deck of the Theodore Roosevelt. Petty Officer Demetrios Adams is introduced. Noting that their catapult is in some maintenance activity, Adams describes its operation. Below decks in the bomb assembly shop, Aviation ordnanceman 2nd class Joel Bell, who describes assembling 500, 1000, and 2000 pound bombs seen behind him. Next, Petty Officer Charles Warren is introduced in the jet shop. Standing near jet engines he describes duties of his shop. Next, in damage control central, Electrician's mate, 1st Class, Jack Rickart, explains his duties (mentioning two nuclear reactors). At the flight deck control board, Petty Officer, Michael Knowles tells about the flight deck "Ouija board." Program hosts are back on flight deck next to ship's "Island." Sailors approach in dungarees. Others are shown at work on the ship. The USS Albany (SSN-753) moving on surface. Sailor Layton McGaw,Landing Craft chief Engineer speaks briefly. Sailor Jackie Tatum, Air Traffic Control Supervisor, speaks, and is seen in the control tower. Corpsman Donald Abele, talks of his responsibilities and is seen treating a sailor's foot. A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) headed to shore, and interviews with LCAC navigator, Christopher McCoy, and Chief engineer Andrew Sebastian. Interior of LCAC. Hosts in Primary flight tower. A sailor receiving a warfare pin. A submarine on the surface. Sailor Richard Cooper discusses the warfare pin. Sailor Ron Schneider, on the USS Barry, discusses it. Views inside a submarine. Sailor Jeffrey Strickland on the USS Atlanta, and Curtis Sears,on the Roosevelt.
Opening segment of "Army Air Forces special film project 151" known as "Wings for This Man". Negro airmen being trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama during World War II. Panoramic views of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Monument to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute. Construction of airstrip near Tuskegee Institute. Planes , barracks, and building after construction of airfield nearby. Negro pilots, Tuskegee Airmen, board P-40 airplanes and take off during training flights. Various training classes cover topics such as navigation, engine basics, instruments and instrument flying. Trainee in a link trainer, and later in a BT-13 trainer airplane in flight (presumably under a hood). Trainees engage in calisthenics. BT-13 performs barrel roll. Aircraft seen in various scenes include: Lockheed P-38s; Vultee BT-13s; P-40s; and Stearman trainer. (Note: Narrator is Ronald Reagan)
U.S. President John F. Kennedy's speech regarding racism and racial tensions in Alabama, delivered from Washington DC, the White House. United States President Kennedy seated at a desk and speaks over a microphone. The President speaks about racial discrimination against blacks in the United States. He talks about the University of Alabama not giving admission to two clearly qualified young Alabama residents who happened to have been born Negroes, due to segregation and discrimination practices. View of people crowded outside the University of Alabama. Men take pictures as officials escort entering students Vivian Malone and James Hood into the University. The President says that the nation is founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. President Kennedy says that it is right for American consumers of any color to receive equal service in places of public accommodation, to register and to vote in a free election without interference or fear of reprisal. Additional views of Vivian Malone and James Hood walking with crowds and also unaccompanied on the University of Alabama campus. A policeman rides a motorcycle on a road at the University. President Kennedy talks about respecting negro citizens and importance of civil rights and equality. The President says that no city or State or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore the rights of any of its citizens. Press record his speech and take pictures.
United States Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt with officials outside a building. Open motor carriages move along a road in a line. Theodore Roosevelt seated in a motor carriage in the front. People on the side of the road watch. Theodore Roosevelt campaigning among a large crowd. Roosevelt delivering a speech, standing on a platform in front of a building.
The White House past and the present. Aerial view of The White House in Washington DC in the late 1950s. Scene with 1950s cars parked and moving in parking areas and roads in front of the White House. Visitors walking on the White House grounds near the North Portico. View of a Birch tree planted by wife of President Calvin Coolidge and Magnolia trees by President Andrew Jackson. View of the south portico entrance and the north entrance of the White House. Plans and sketches of of The White House. Portraits of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith. Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Plan of the east and the west wing of The White House. Illustration of British attack on The White House. Portraits of President James Madison and his wife Alley. Portrait of President George Washington. Portrait of President James Monroe. Picture of President Abraham Lincoln. Footage of President Lincoln's study room, and his bedroom with its custom bed over 8 feet in length. Sketch of President Benjamin Harrison taking oath. Still images of ornate furnishings in the White House during Harrison's tenure. Still images of more simplified furnishings in the White House under Theodore Roosevelt. Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt with sons. Aerial view of the new west wing area enlarged for White House office use. Still photo of Theodore Roosevelt writing. Footage of President Woodrow Wilson signing a bill at his desk, with a crowd of officials standing by. Footage of United States Military officers and French General Ferdinand Foch and other French military officers entering the White House to meet with President Harding on October 29, 1921. (Foch was touring the U.S. and being officially thanked for his leadership in World War I.)