Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru discusses issues with U.S. President John F Kennedy at White House, Washington DC. Later in the evening Nehru and his daughter Indira Ghandi arrive at the White House for a state dinner and are greeted and seen posing with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy. Indian Foreign Secretary M J Desai and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk present for the talks ranging free and independent states to outlaw of nuclear testing. Prime Minister's daughter Ms. Indira Gandhi visits District of Columbia Children's Hospital. Indian Ambassador to America B K Nehru organized a Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Nehru and his daughter at Indian Embassy. Old friends and diplomats from Washington community came to meet Prime Minister Nehru. 6 November 1961.
General Curtis LeMay being sworn in as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force at the White House in Washington DC, United States. The White House in Washington DC. Air Force Secretary Eugene M Zuckert administers the oath of office to General LeMay at the White House portico. President John F Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Senator Dennis Chavez and Stuart Symington, General Thomas D White, General Lyman Lemnitzer and General Nathan F Twining in the background. President Kennedy, Secretary Eugene and General LeMay carrying bibles as they step down to the porch of the White House. Secretary Eugene Zuckert swears in General LeMay as the Chief of Staff of the USAF as he speaks into a microphone. After the swearing in President Kennedy speaks at the microphone. The President reads out a citation over the microphone. The citation being presented to General LeMay. General LeMay speaks into the microphone. Vice President Johnson, Senator Dennis Chavez and Stuart Symington, General Thomas D. White congratulate General LeMay. General LeMay being kissed by his wife and shakes hands with General Nathan Twining and General Lyman Lemnitzer.
The White House past and the present. Aerial view of The White House in Washington DC in the late 1950s. Scene with 1950s cars parked and moving in parking areas and roads in front of the White House. Visitors walking on the White House grounds near the North Portico. View of a Birch tree planted by wife of President Calvin Coolidge and Magnolia trees by President Andrew Jackson. View of the south portico entrance and the north entrance of the White House. Plans and sketches of of The White House. Portraits of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith. Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Plan of the east and the west wing of The White House. Illustration of British attack on The White House. Portraits of President James Madison and his wife Alley. Portrait of President George Washington. Portrait of President James Monroe. Picture of President Abraham Lincoln. Footage of President Lincoln's study room, and his bedroom with its custom bed over 8 feet in length. Sketch of President Benjamin Harrison taking oath. Still images of ornate furnishings in the White House during Harrison's tenure. Still images of more simplified furnishings in the White House under Theodore Roosevelt. Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt with sons. Aerial view of the new west wing area enlarged for White House office use. Still photo of Theodore Roosevelt writing. Footage of President Woodrow Wilson signing a bill at his desk, with a crowd of officials standing by. Footage of United States Military officers and French General Ferdinand Foch and other French military officers entering the White House to meet with President Harding on October 29, 1921. (Foch was touring the U.S. and being officially thanked for his leadership in World War I.)
A plate on chair reads 'The President, Jan. 20 1961'. President John F Kennedy in a meeting with Senators. President Kennedy stand. Aerial view of the White House. Large crowd gathered outside White House. They carry banners and signs. A sign reads 'Jim Crow must go'. People on steps.
Views of London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Closeup of Big Ben. Views of St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column. Scene shifts to Royal Navy band, playing at London airport, as the U.S.President's airplane, Air Force One, arrives. The President and Mrs. Kennedy step from their aircraft and are greeted by The Lord Chamberlain, Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough,representing Queen Elizabeth and by Prime Minister,Harold Macmillan. The party walks a red carpet and pauses for a salute from the Navy band. Lady Dorothy Macmillan and Mrs.Jacqueline Kennedy, stand together next to the President's airplane, during these ceremonies. View of Admiralty House (temporary residence of the Prime Minister, due to renovation at 10 Downing Street). President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan walk together to the President's car following their consultations. Mrs. Kennedy follows and Kennedys and Macmillans are seen saying goodbyes. Britons cheer as the car drives away. New sequence shows Guards parading during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Police strain to hold back crowds of spectators during arrival of President and Mrs. Kennedy, on June 5, 1961. But some manage to break through and approach closer as their car arrives bringing the Kennedys for a private dinner with the Queen and Prince Philip. The next scenes show President Kennedy still in formal attire, from the Royal dinner, escorted to his airplane by Prime Minister Macmillan. U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, David Bruce, is the last to shake hands with the President as he ascends the steps to Air Force One, which then taxis out for takeoff, at midnight. Scene shifts to the White House in Washington, DC, and President Kennedy's broadcast report on June 6th to the Nation about his trip.
Glimpse of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) making a speech at his inauguration,on the Capitol steps, Washington, DC, in January, 1961. The White House. President Kennedy speaking on June 6, 1961, to report the the American people about his just completed 4-day trip to Europe. View of Air Force One taxiing in after landing at Orly Airport, Paris, France. French President, Charles de Gaulle strides red carpet to the President's plane, as President and Mrs. Kennedy descend to the foot of the stairs, where de Gaulle greets them. American and French flags wave on flag poles and a French military band plays as the two Presidents walk on a red carpet. Madame de Gaulle and French Government leaders are gathered in Airport reception room, where U.S. ambassador, James Gavin, introduces JFK to members of the French welcoming committee, including Lee Radziwill, his sister-in-law, whom he kisses. Glimpse of cinematographers. President de Gaulle gives formal welcoming speech. President Kennedy makes some brief responding remarks. The two Presidents drive from the airport in an open car, escorted by mounted Guards of the French Republic. Scene reverts back to JFK's report to the people on June 6th in Washington, DC, and then to de Gaulle stepping from a car and the the two First Ladies stepping from a French Citroen limousine. American Flag flying with those of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The two Presidents and First Ladies pose for pictures.