U.S. President Kennedy addresses American people about the buildup of arms in Cuba by Soviets.
United States USA Date:1962, October 22 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
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. Top advisors of U.S. President John Kennedy arrive at the White House. Americans buy newspapers. President Kennedy makes a TV announcement about the crisis and what has been happening. He states that a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated to halt offensive buildup of nuclear arms. He says that all ships of any kind bound for Cuba from whatever nation and port , if found to contain cargoes of offensive weapons, will be turned back. This quarantine will be extended, if needed, to other types of cargo and carriers. He further states that it shall be the policy of the United States to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union. Exteriors of the White House. An electronic billboard flashing news. Americans being interviewed by newsmen along a street.
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