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.
U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is seen in American Red Cross uniform speaking to an audience (unseen) during World War 2. She tells a joke about an American soldier fighting in in the Pacific, against the Japanese. Montage of unconnected scenes. Eleanor Roosevelt entering a building displaying a large American Flag; conversing with Vice President Richard Nixon;in a gathering outdoors with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru;meeting with children in a school; speaking at a Democratic National Convention. Pictures of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, as a child, circa 1891; with her father in 1892; At the home of her Grandmother, with a pony; Visiting the home of her Uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, at Sagamore Hill, Long Island. Theodore Roosevelt rowing a boat. Photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1902. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (her 5th cousin) in a top hat. The two of them courting. Picture of Sara Roosevelt, Franklin's mother, with Franklin and Eleanor in 1904, the year of their engagement. The couple's formal wedding picture. President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, at their wedding in 1905. Scenes of Eleanor Roosevelt with her mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt, in the early years of Eleanor's marriage to Franklin Roosevelt.