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keywords: cold war, cuban missile crisis, october crisis, caribbean crisis, nuclear war, president john f. kennedy, soviet premier nikita khrushchev, cuban dictator fidel castro

Synopsis: The Cuban Missile Crisis, considered the closest the Soviet Unions and United States came to a Nuclear War, where the U.S. demands the dismantling of Soviet missile sites in Cuba....(read more)

  • Date: 1962
  • Duration: 00:06:02
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Cuba, Soviet Union

Newsreels: 1962 - October 25

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Newsreels: 1962 - October 25

U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson addresses the United Nations calling the building of Russian missile bases in Cuba "Soviet Blackmail". A quarantine or naval blockade of all offensive weapons being shipped from Russia to Cuba was the United States answer to the Soviet Union. The U.S. throws up a steel fence of ships, prepared to stop any vessel carrying offensive weapons of war bound for Cuba. Shows U.S. ships on patrol that is prepared to enforce the naval blockade of Cuba.

In Cuba itself 100,000 men are on emergency orders as they have been during past invasion scares. The waterfront in Havana and along other parts of the coast bristle with gun emplacements as the Cuban regime waits to see what their Kremlin bosses will do.

The United States arrived at the decision after studying reconnaissance photographs made with high-powered cameras. Shows camera capable of identifying a golf ball on a putting green from 40,000 thousand feet. Air-to-air view of Boeing B-47 Stratojet in flight. Shows Air Force man operating aerial reconnaissance camera. Aerial photograph of medium range ballistic missile base, photograph of surface-to-air missile assembly depot, and photograph of runways carved out of the jungle for MiG-21 jets in Cuba.

In the greatest display of hemisphere solidarity since World War II the O.A.S (Organization of American States) unanimously endorses the actions of the United States. Shows an empty chair of Cuban Representative at the O.A.S. Meeting. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to reinforce its Cuban base at Guantanamo Bay. Shows Marines arriving at Guantanamo Bay.

The United States goes to the U.N. Security council for a resolution calling for a withdrawal of all offensive weapons from Cuba after President John F. Kennedy refuses to withdraw our arms blockade before the missile bases are demolished.