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Video: Raw Footage

Selections from the Universal Newsreel collection related to world affairs during Kennedy’s presidency.


JFK Visits Fort Bragg, North Carolina

JFK visits Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on October 12, 1961, for a series of military demonstrations. Filmed by US Army camera men.

   

JFK Visits Fort Bragg, North Carolina

JFK visits Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on October 12, 1961, for a series of military demonstrations. Filmed by US Air Force camera men.

   

General Maxwell Taylor Sworn in as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Maxwell Taylor being sworn in as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on October 1, 1962. Color | No Sound.

   

Homestead Air Force Base During the Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962 » Originally classified footage of Homestead Air Force Base operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis, including readying planes and weapons and visits by Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Curtis LeMay.

   
JFK at Fort Stewart, Georgia

JFK Visits Fort Stewart, Georgia

Original film footage (silent) of President Kennedy visiting Fort Stewart, Georgia, on November 26, 1962.

   

JFK Arrives at Homestead Air Force Base

November 26, 1962 » Footage of JFK arriving in Air Force One at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Color | No Sound.

   

Presenting of the Army Flag

Secretary of the Army Cyrus Vance presents President Kennedy with the Army flag with battle streamers in a brief Oval Office ceremony on December 17, 1962.

   

Robert McNamara and General Maxwell Taylor in the National Military Command Center

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Chairman of the JCS General Maxwell Taylor pose for cameras in the National Military Command Center sometime in January 1963. Color | No Sound.

   
Robert McNamara, February 6, 1963

Special Cuba Briefing by the Department of Defense

Robert McNamara and DIA official Thomas Hughes give a televised intelligence briefing on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

   

JFK Visits El Paso, Texas

JFK visits El Paso, Texas, on June 5, 1963, addressing the crowd at Bolling Air Force Base.

   

JFK Visits West Berlin

June 26, 1963, footage of JFK arriving on Air Force One at Tegel Airport in West Berlin, visiting Checkpoint Charlie, and ascending a viewing platform to peer over the Berlin Wall into East Berlin, and giving speeches at the Rathaus and Free University. Color | Silent.

   
Minuteman missile in flight

MINUTEMAN–From Design to Delivery

1963 » US Air Force / Boeing film that promotes the development of the MINUTEMAN intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Color / Sound