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International summits, elections, disasters and natural calamities that occurred all around the world in year 1966.

Significant events and happenings in the year 1966. Seven nation summit conference on Vietnam in Manila. Pope Paul meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury in Rome. Wedding of the year in which President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Luci Baines Johnson weds Patrick Nugent. Rescue workers take out victims of floods and land slides in various parts of world. American people cast their votes in the elections.

Date: 1967, January 2
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Modified C-135 aircraft of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) serve as "Combat Lightning" aircraft in Vietnam War

Opening scene shows two U.S. Air Force F-105 Thunderchief aircraft taking off in pre-dawn from Vietnam on a bombing mission, in 1966, during the Vietnam War. Next, the F-105s are seen diving and dropping bombs that explode into fire and smoke on the ground. Closeup of a Strategic Air Command (SAC) KC-135 aircraft in flight. It has been modified to serve as as a "Combat Lightning" aircraft that serves as a communication link between the Tactical Air Reporting Center at Monkey Mountain, near Danang, Vietnam and ground radar, airborne radar and any U.S. aircraft operating over North Vietnam. KC-135 "Combat Lightning" crew members are seated in a briefing room at the U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, in Thailand. A briefing officer explains their mission, using charts and a map labeled SECRET Noforn (no foreign access) showing Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin. The briefer points to an area in the Gulf, and sketches a figure eight, showing where and how the KC-135 should maneuver in a holding pattern during its mission. Crew members rise and leave at the end of the briefing. View of a Strategic Air Command EC-135L that arrived on May 29, 1967, along with another, to support 24 hour "Combat Lightning" operations. Ground crewman directs the EC-135L as it taxis out and then takes off, past a C-130 aircraft holding short of the active runway. (Narrator notes that by the end of July, 1967, there were four "Combat Lightning" C-135 aircraft operating at U-Tapao airfield.) View from above of EC-135L aircraft in flight above clouds, en route to its assigned location over the Gulf of Tonkin. View of radio operator inside the aircraft, who is in radio contact with U-Tapao and the aircraft they are going to relieve. View of map showing their destination figure-eight holding pattern. Radio operator establishes the same contacts used by the aircraft they are relieving, to assure continuity of communications. Remainder of the film contains extended views of the radio operator at his station and of the EC-135 aircraft in flight. Near the end, the crew's Armaments and Electronics Technician is seen pulling a piece of malfunctioning electronic gear from a rack and replacing it with a spare, stored nearby.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers search, question and lead out Vietcong suspects during the Vietnam War in Vietnam.

Activities of United States Army 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade during the Vietnam War in Vietnam. Helicopter UH-1D of U.S. Army flies over rice paddies. Views of rice paddies. E/17 Trooper wades knee deep in mud of paddy. Other troopers of E Troop 17th. Cavalry follow. Soldiers of Company B, 3rd Platoon, search a suspected Vietcong farmhouse. Sergeant questions a woman. 5th January1966: Soldier walks with Vietcong suspect across a paddy. Two Vietcong suspects being questioned. Old man being interrogated. Sergeant searches in a brush near a tree. Vietcong suspects being questioned. They are blindfolded and their hands are tied. Prisoners being led away. Woman and children being led out of a farmhouse.

Date: 1966, January 2
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The grassy and dirt fields, dirt road , large tents and sandbag psns at Camp Carroll in Vietnam.

Activities of the U.S. 3rd Marine Corps Division in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A sign in grassy area reads 'Camp Carroll'. The Camp Carroll dedication sign reads ' Camp J. J. Carrolls Dedicated November 1966 in Honor of Captain James Joseph Carroll, USMC, Company "K" 3rd BN 4th Marines". The grassy and dirt fields, dirt road , large tents and sandbag psns at Camp Carroll. A USA 175mm gun in psn. The hardback buildings, sandbags psns and marine stand and walk at Camp Carroll.

Date: 1966, November 29
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General John P. McConnell decorates officers at Takhli Royal Thai air force base in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

U.S. Air Force General John P. McConnell at Takhli Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. A sign reads ' Briefing for General McConnell '. A Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Airmen's Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal on a pillow. General John P. McConnell pins the medals on four officers. (The second officer is Captain Mike Gilroy. The third in line is Lieutenant Ed McCaffery.) A Chief Master Sergeant in the 355th TFR Wing headquarters briefing room. Commander of 7th Air Force, Lieutenant General William W. Momyer; Commander of 13th Air Force, Lieutenant General James W. Wilson; and Commander of 13th Air Force, Major General Charles R. Bond, Jr. are present. (The officer handing the medals to General McConnell is Colonel Robert Scott, who assumed command of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing , on August 4, 1966.)

Date: 1966, August 28
Duration: 2 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
UN 18-Nation Committee on Disarmament meets in Geneva. Hundreds of thousands in Washington DC protest Vietnam war

Meeting of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (United Nations) on January 27, 1966, at the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Seen among others are: William Forster, U.S. representative; Soviet chief negotiator, S.K.Tsarapkin; and British representative, Lord Chalfont (Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont). Views of the meeting starting with Mr. Tsarapkin as the Chair. Camera pans interior of the Palace of Nations. View of the outside of the building. Press briefing with closeup of Mr. Tsarapkin as he voices the USSR support for discussion of draft treaties to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Closeups of U.S. delegate William Forster standing by a lake as narrator speaks of the hope for progress. Different sequence shows Joan Baez singing her song "Last night I had the strangest dream," at a rally near the Washington Monument, in Washington, DC, on November 15, 1969. This gathering of hundreds of thousands in peaceful protest, was organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.

Date: 1969
Duration: 6 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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