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U.S. President Richard Nixon addresses people in the United States on withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam.

Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.

Date: 1973
Duration: 6 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Protestors against the Vietnam War during 1971 May Day rally in Washington DC; police arrest demonstrators.

Scenes from May 1, 1970 Mayday anti-war rally in Washington DC, by civil disobedience groups organized against the Vietnam War, including the National Peace Action Coalition. Ground level view of U.S. Capitol building as seen from National Mall. Views among 3000 protestors gathered on the steps and grounds of the U.S. Capitol, described as radicals by the narrator. Crowd cheering and yelling and displaying signs. A hippie man in top hat displays a rude finger gesture to the camera and yells. He appears to be holding a hand rolled joint or cigarette. Protestors, some shirtless, dance, sway, and yell in scenes of general chaos. A protestor with a vulgar word painted on his forehead. View of police in riot gear helmets with shields as they watch the crowd. Close-up views of faces of demonstrators on U.S. Capitol steps. Police begin to forcibly pick up and drag away protestors who have been ordered to disperse. Protestors stay limp and heavy making it difficult and slow for police to remove them and arrest them. View of a peace demonstrator carrying a young child with a painted forehead. Police load arrested protestors into a bus. Police officer crushes small white disks into powder on ground outside bus. Scenes after the protest of routine traffic of cars, taxi cabs, and pedestrians on streets of Washington DC in National Mall area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, and near various federal buildings. Citizens in 1970s fashions crossing the street. 1960s and 1970s cars on the roads. View of office workers and pedestrians on sidewalk in Washington DC going to or from work. A small protest gathering in the distance behind the workers. View of protestors gathered and assembling. Assorted views of police officers near a crowd of demonstrators. Police drag a protestor down the steps of a federal building. The protestor nods her head and shows peace signs with both hands as she is hauled away.

Date: 1971, May 1
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American troops watch air strikes and climb mountains in dense jungle of A Shau Valley in Vietnam

The U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division troops pass through jungles of A Shau Valley in Vietnam in April, 1971. Members of the U.S. 327th Infantry Airborne regiment, 101st Airborne Division, at landing zone, watch air strikes before moving out. Smoke rises as the air strikes continue. The troops climb a mountain in the dense jungle. The troops on patrol in the jungle. The troops walk through high bushes.

Date: 1971, April
Duration: 3 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Anti-war protestors rally at U.S. Capitol against the war in Vietnam, organized by National Peace Action Coalition

April 24, 1971 rally organized by the National Peace Action Coalition against the Vietnam War, held in Washington DC. Feet with shoes and 1970s fashion pants legs of peace marchers on streets of Washington DC. Hippie protestors holding the North Vietnamese flag and the flag of the Vietcong National Liberation Front and yelling chants against the war. Reporter sitting atop a truck photographs the marching crowd of anti-war citizens. A sign reads "Veterans". Protestors seen marching from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. Narrator indicates that protestors are also highlighting civil rights issues. Aerial view of U.S. Capitol building. Protestors crossing mall lawn areas. Elevated view of densely packed crowd on Mall grounds. Demonstrators cheering and yelling and shaking their fists. Police and officials lean against U.S. Capitol walkway railings and observe the crowd. Some protestors are seen perched on limbs of a tree, and the tree is moving as the crowd swings the tree back and forth. Crowd seated around a flag made of red flowers. Crowd waving Vietcong flag. Some protestors seen scaling a wooden fence barrier on the Capitol grounds.

Date: 1971, April 24
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Nixon makes remarks before signing the National Cancer Act of 1971 at the White House in Washington DC, U.S.

Signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC, United States. U.S. President Richard Nixon walks up to a microphone in the East Room. The President makes remarks. He speaks about the threat of cancer in the United States which killed many people during World War II and after that. He further speaks about the national commitment to the attempt of finding a cure through the National Cancer Act. President Nixon states that the Congress is totally committed to provide funds to ultimately eradicate cancer which is a major cause of death. He speaks that national commitment is different from government commitment because the national commitment involves all voluntary activities. A crowd applauds as President Nixon walks over to a table to sign the National Cancer Act.

Date: 1971, December 23
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
President Nixon signs the National Cancer Act of 1971 at the White House in Washington DC, United States.

Signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC, United States. President Nixon speaks to audience before signing the National Cancer Act. President Nixon hands out the pen with which he signed the bill. The Chairman of the National Cancer Society gives his remarks on the occasion and shakes hands with President Nixon. President Nixon asks the members of the House, Senators and others to stand for a group photograph. President Nixon say a few words as people line up for a picture. The President sits down to re-enact the signing of the bill. Attendees in the front row behind President Nixon. The crowd applauds as President Nixon leaves the East Room.

Date: 1971, December 23
Duration: 5 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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