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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

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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.

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JFK Visits El Paso, Texas

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

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Senator Kenneth Keating

News Report on Cuba Military Buildup and Aftermath

February 7, 1963 » Universal News report on Robert McNamara’s Special Cuba Briefing, along with Senator Kenneth Keating and JFK’s press conference on Cuba.

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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.

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Cuban Refugees News Report

News Report on Life in Castro’s Cuba

A January 28, 1963, news report on life in Castro’s Cuba and the life Cuban refugees were fleeing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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McNamara Press Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis

November 1962 » Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara briefing the press at the Pentagon on the recent Cuban crisis. Color | Silent.

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Vasily Kuznetsov arriving at the United Nations

News Report on the Easing of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Video from Universal Newsreel report on the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis as the Soviets send Vasily Kuznetsov to lead their negotiating team.

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Cuban Missile Crisis Ships

Cuban Missile Crisis in 5 Minutes

This is a 5-minute compilation of Universal Newsreel footage from the Cuban Missile Crisis. It can serve as a quick introduction to how the Cuban Missile Crisis played in the American news.

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Cuban Missile Crisis News Report October 25, 1962

News Report on the Cuban Missile Crisis

An October 25, 1962, Universal News report on developments during the early stages of the public phase of the Cuban Missile Crisis and implementation of the U.S. naval quarantine of Cuba.

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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.

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Kennedy's Cuba Speech

News Report on President Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Speech

October 22, 1962 » Universal News report on President Kennedy’s televised speech in which he revealed the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba and announced that he was ordering a naval quarantine of Cuba.

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Algeria at the United Nations

Algeria Admitted to the United Nations

An October 8, 1962, Universal News report on Algeria’s admission to the United Nations. The report features Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vienna Summit with Nikita Khrushchev

June 5, 1961 » News report of the Vienna Summit with Nikita Khrushchev and JFK’s visit to the United Kingdom.

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JFK’s Visit to Paris, France

June 1, 1961 » Universal Newsreel report of JFK’s visit to Paris to visit Charles de Gaulle before the Vienna summit with Nikita Khrushchev.

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JFK Meets with West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt

March 16, 1961 » Universal Newsreel report of a meeting between JFK and West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt at the White House.

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JFK Announces the Creation of the Peace Corps

March 1, 1961 » Universal Newsreel report fo JFK’s announcing the creation of the Peace Corps, one of his signature campaign initiatives.

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JFK’s Inauguration

January 20, 1961 » Universal News report on John F. Kennedy’s inauguration as President.

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John F. Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower

JFK and Eisenhower Meet Before Inauguration

January 19, 1961 » Universal News report of JFK and Eisenhower meeting at the White House just before the inauguration.

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French Referendum on Algerian Crisis

January 9, 1961 » Universal News report on the French referendum on the Algerian crisis.

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African Summit Meeting

January 9, 1961 » Universal News report of a summit meeting of five key African leaders, including Nasser and Nkrumah, in Morocco.

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Crisis in Laos

January 5, 1961 » Universal News report on the fighting in Laos between Communist and pro-Western forces.

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The United States Breaks Relations with Castro’s Cuba

Universal News report from January 5, 1961, on the United States cutting of relations with Fidel Castro’s Cuba.

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News Highlights of 1960

Universal Newsreel collection of news highlights of 1960 from home and abroad as John F. Kennedy prepared to assume the presidency.

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Cold War in Laos

Universal News report from December 29, 1960, on the Cold War in Laos, with footage of the damage the war had done to the capital, Vientiane.

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Strikes and Demonstrations in Belgium over Troubles in the Congo

Universal News report from December 29, 1960, on riots and demonstrations in Belgium over austerity measures forced by Belgium’s losses in the Congo.

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JFK Makes Cabinet Appointments

December 15, 1960 » Universal News report on JFK’s appoint of several key cabinet posts, including Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and Adlai Stevenson.

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JFK Meets with Eisenhower on the Transition

December 15, 1960 » Universal News report on JFK and Dwight Eisenhower meeting at the White House on the presidential transition.

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Birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

December 8, 1960 » Universal News report on the birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr, and visit by Jackie Kennedy to the White House to visit Mamie Eisenhower.

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