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Five Cities In June 1963
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keywords: pope paul vi, papal coronation, cosmonaut valentina tereshkova, vietnam war, village of binh thuy, civil rights, university of alabama, school integration, berlin wall, president john f. kennedy
Synopsis: Pope Paul VI - New Pope For Catholic Faith, Space Race 1960s - Soviet and American Rocket Launches, South Vietnam - Binh Thuy, Racial Integration - University Of Alabama, President John F. Kennedy - Berlin Wall Visit 1963...(read more)
- Date: 1963
- Duration: 00:26:58
- Sound: Yes
- Color: Color
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, West Germany, Soviet Union, Italy
Pope Paul VI - New Pope For Catholic Faith
Outside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Italy the masses waited with meditation, tears, and prayers in June 1963. Cardinals gathering for Mass inside the Basilica. Their mission was to elect the next Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Various interior scenes of St. Peter's Basilica, a late Renaissance church within Vatican City. Crowds witness a puff of white smoke signaling the election of a new Pope. The name of the new Pope was Giovanni Montini. Scenes of the Coronation of Pope Paul VI June 30, 1963. Senior Cardinal Deacon Alfredo Ottaviani placing the triple-crowned tiara on the head of Pope Paul VI.
Space Race 1960s - Soviet and American Rocket Launches
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova - the first woman in space was launch aboard Vostok 6 by the Soviet Union June 16, 1963. The footage shown is either the launch of Cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky launched aboard Vostok 5 on June 14, 1963 or Valentina Tereshkova in Vostok 6 launched two days later.
Alan Shepard was launched on top of a Redstone booster. Space launches by the Soviet Union and the United States as the space race heated up. Launch of John Glenn by an Atlas Booster. Launch of Scott Carpenter in a Mercury capsule. Launch of Wally Schirra on a a Mercury- Atlas 8. Launch of Gordon Cooper in the Faith 7 capsule.
South Vietnam - Binh Thuy
In 1963 Binh Thuy was a peaceful village on the Saigon River in South Vietnam. Daily lives of the Vietnamese villagers living in Binh Thuy. The village was attacked and destroyed by fire by the communist Vietcong. Vietnamese soldiers fighting the fires and aiding the survivors and wounded; removing the dead. Viet Nam war scenes as the war escalated though out the country. ARVN soldiers fighting the Vietcong guerillas. Two captured Vietcong guerillas.
Racial Integration - University Of Alabama
Tuscaloosa Alabama. On June 11, 1963, escorted by Federal Marshals, Vivian Malone and James Hood two black students were admitted to the University of Alabama. Street scenes of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Sign on door reads "Colored". Shows three restroom with signs that read "Ladies", "Men", and "Colored". Another sign reads "Colored Rest Room".
National Guard troops at University of Alabama. Alabama Governor George Wallace at entrance to University of Alabama. Federal Marshals escorting Vivian Malone and James Hood two African American students entering the university. There was no violence as Governor George Wallace conceded. Various scenes of students on the campus of the University of Alabama.
Berlin Wall - President John F. Kennedy Speech, West Berlin June 26, 1963
Excellent footage of the Berlin Wall with barbwire on top. CU images of barbwire fence and broken glass on top of Berlin Wall. Shows memorials for Germans citizens killed trying to escape from Communist East Berlin to free West Berlin. East German guards at a checkpoint between East and West Berlin. Windows of buildings in East Germany overlooking the Berlin Wall sealed by brick.
President John F. Kennedy receives a thunderous welcome and a ticker tape parade after arriving in West Berlin and en-route to Rudolph Wilde Platz in West Berlin. It was here he gave his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" ( I am a berliner) speech.
President John F. Kennedy, Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, and German Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on speaker platform in the Rudolph Wilde Platz near the Berlin Wall. Huge cheering crowds of West Berliners in the Plaza.
President Kennedy speaks to crowd. The following are excerpts of President John F. Kennedy's "let them come to Berlin" speech:
"There are many people in the world who really don't understand, or say they don't, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin". There are even a few who say that it is true that Communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin".
"Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us".
"While the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the Communist system, for all the world to see, we take no satisfaction in it, for it is, as your Mayor has said, an offense not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating families, dividing husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, and dividing a people who wish to be joined together".
"Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free".
"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner."
Scenes of the Berlin Wall and views of the deserted streets in East Berlin.