View of entrance to the Officers' Club at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC. Sign reads "Officers' Open Mess." Several retired officers in civilian clothes emerge following a luncheon meeting. Scenes of the club, including a staff car parking at the curb; several women exiting; closeup of sign at doorway; and uniformed officers entering. View of the main gate entrance, from on the base, with cars entering and leaving. Closeup of the sign, reading "United States Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base."
The 1964 season-opening baseball game at Griffith Stadium in Washington DC. Spectators and fans in the stadium. The seal of the President of the United States. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson arrives to throw out the first pitch at the opening game of the season. Photographers take photos. President Johnson gives his autograph on a ball for a player. The players of the Washington Senators and the Los Angeles Angels play the baseball game. The President watches the game, as the Los Angeles Angels win 4 to 0.
United States Congress passes the Civil Rights Bill. After the House votes on the measure, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law before an audience of Legislators and Civil Rights Leaders at the White House in Washington DC. He calls it 'a turning point in history' and uses one hundred pens to affix his signature. Many civil rights and government leaders seen behind the President, including Everett Dirksen and Hubert Humphrey, Marting Luther King Jr., and J. Edgar Hoover, all of who receive signing pens. President Johnson hands several signing pens to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, for members of the Kennedy family.
United States planes and soldiers are rushed to Vietnam, responding to the Gulf of Tonkin crisis. U.S. Destroyer Maddox seen underway in the gulf of North Vietnam following reported skirmish with North Vietnamese torpedo boats (the "Maddox Incident.") Narrator indicates U.S. war planes from two carriers avenged the unwarranted Red communist assault with 64 sorties against North Vietnam. An airman boards a U.S. aircraft. Night view of the White House in Washington DC. President Lyndon Johnson addresses the American people in a midnight speech on August 4, 1964 describing U.S. actions in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Scenes of South Vietnamese women and children evacuees looking exhausted and scared beside nearby American helicopters. The President's speech continues, including, "We Americans know, although others appear to forget, the risks of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war." View of the United Nations building in New York and flags of various nations at the UN building. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson is seen making his report of the Gulf of Tonkin attacks to the UN Security Council and affirms U.S. position that it wants the people in Vietnam to be free of North Vietnamese intervention and agression. United States military advisors and U.S. Army soldiers board helicopters. A gunner aims at a target on the ground. Vietnamese troops accompany U.S. soldiers. South Vietnamese forces exit a helicopter and wade through water and rice paddies. U.S. soldiers advance in trucks with artillery. A Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft takes off armed with a torpedo. Another one lands at an airfield. A TBD plane, armed with a torpedo, taxis with wings folded. several TBD aircraft parked on a flight line. The President concludes his remarks referring to "firmness in the right" being indispensible for peace.
Aerial views of Washington DC monuments and the surrounding area in the United States. Aerial views of landmarks including the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument in Washington DC. The Arlington National cemetery in Virginia. The snow covered ground.
Aerial views of Washington DC monuments and the surrounding area in the United States. A boat underway at the Potomac River. Aerial views of Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Other buildings in the background.