October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis on October 22, 1962, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. U.S. President John F. Kennedy with Premier of Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella in the White House lawn in Washington DC. Aerial views of Havana, Cuba. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro accompanies Premier Bella in Havana. A U.S. rocket is launched. A man follows the ascent through telescope. Defense department training given in fall out protection to engineers. Surveyors check every building for civil defense. A community fall out shelter being located by the surveyors. Food and water drums, medical supplies and radiological monitoring equipment are taken off assembly lines and are transported by rail to various parts of the U.S. A sign reads 'Naval Supply Center Oakland'. Forklift trucks move goods. A sign erected for a community fallout shelter. An election campaign in the United States shows Harry S. Truman making a speech at an American Legion meeting.
Scene of the White House. Various scenes of President John F Kennedy working in his office in the White House in Washington DC. President Kennedy at his desk, and with advisors. President arrives at Cape Canaveral on November 16, 1963 for a tour and to witness a Polaris missile launch. Scenes of John F. Kennedy talking with NASA personnel and watching a rocket launch. Wernher Von Braun is seen with Kennedy. Audio includes Kennedy's statement from 1962 at Rice University when he said "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to the earth." President Kennedy views models of space craft and listens to NASA engineers. View of President Kennedy at the White House presenting the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut John Glenn on February 23, 1962, after Glenn's successful Friendship 7 mission. A helicopter carrying President John Kennedy lands on a ship on November 16, 1963. A sailor blows a whistle. President meets officers on the ship and is seen on the bridge. President Kennedy observes the under water launch of a Polaris missile through binoculars. President Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B Johnson with a Navy officer looking at a system used to operate and launch rockets. Audio overlay includes a speech by Kennedy reflecting on the threat of nuclear war.
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.
Events in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. U.S. President John Kennedy signs a quarantine order. U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers take off. U.S. Air Force interceptors and fighters take off from U.S. aircraft carriers at sea. Radar dishes moving. A U.S. battleship underway at sea. A U.S. aircraft intercepts a Soviet tanker and allows it to proceed. U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over Cuba. U.S. Air Force SAC (Strategic Air Command) bombers are prepared for a take off. U.S. missiles are prepared. Head Quarters of American Air Defense Command shows interiors of a control room. People wait for news. Exteriors of the White House in Washington DC. Exterior of the Kremlin in Moscow, Soviet Union. A press announcement about a message that President Kennedy has received from Soviet Premier Khrushchev saying that he will dismantle missiles in Cuba.
A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. An airplane lands at an airport. People gather at the airport to greet John Glenn after his journey. He comes out of the airplane. Glenn seated in a car with his wife and U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. The car drives along. People gathered along the sides of the streets wave and cheer as the car moves past. U.S. President John F Kennedy presents him with NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Astronauts applaud. Several officials and dignitaries at the ceremony. Glenn arrives in Washington DC. Interior of the White House. Astronaut Alan Shepard, John Glenn and his wife at the White House. Glenn seated in a car. A crowd gathers on a street. They wave and greet him. Buildings along street sides. A ticker tape parade in New York. Exterior of the U.S. Capitol. The speaker of the house addresses the members of the Congress. He talks about the achievement of Glenn. Members of the Congress applaud and cheer. Glenn addresses the Congress. The members applaud. Cameramen record the event.