A short narrated film of JFK’s visit to West Germany and West Berlin on June 25 and 26, 1963.
JFK arrives on Air Force One at Tegel Airfield, one of three major airfields in West Berlin.
JFK tours Checkpoint Charlie in West Berlin and climbs a viewing platform to look over the Berlin Wall into East Berlin.
General Maxwell Taylor is sworn in as the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.
JFK visits Homestead Air Force Base, headquarters of the Tactical Air Command, on November 26, 1962, not long after the Cuban Missile Crisis. This reel is taken with a camera on the runway. It captures JFK arriving by Air Force One and a flyby of F-100 Jets.
Silent, color archival footage of parts of JFK’s visit to West Berlin on June 26, 1963, including his tour of Checkpoint Charlie and crowds at some of his speeches in the city.
In a brief Oval Office ceremony, Chief of Staff of the Army General Earle Wheeler and Secretary of the Army Cyrus Vance present JFK with the U.S. Army Flag with battle streamers. The flag is then placed behind the President’s desk.
President Kennedy, former President Dwight Eisenhower, Allen Dulles, and Chief Justice Earl Warren attend the dedication ceremony at Dulles International Airport in the Northern Virginia suburbs just outside Washington DC.
Footage of JFK speaking in West Berlin during his visit to the city on the Cold War’s front lines on June 26, 1963.
This was the first of two letters Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru sent to President Kennedy on November 19, 1962, on the situation in the Sino-Indian War.
During JFK’s visit to West Berlin, he visited the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, the American-manned crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin.
Footage of JFK’s visit to Fort Stewart, Georgia, where the 1st Armored Division was based. It was one of several bases in the southeastern United States that President Kennedy visited in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
JFK visits El Paso, Texas, with Vice President Lyndon Johnson.
Film footage of President John F. Kennedy visiting the headquarters of the Strategic Headquarters in at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska, on December 7, 1962. Includes his arrival on Air Force One and delivering brief remarks.
JFK leaves West Berlin on Air Force One after his triumphant visit to the embattled city on the front lines of the Cold War.
Silent film footage of JFK touring West Berlin with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt.
Silent film footage of JFK visiting the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany, as well as other parts of his tour of the city.
Footage from JFK’s widely-lauded visit to West Berlin in June 1963, including JFK at Checkpoint Charlie at Berlin Wall and crowd scenes along the motorcade route.
JFK meets with President Eisenhower at the White House for the first time since the 1960 election as part of the presidential transition.
President-elect John F. Kennedy’s fifth appointment to his new Cabinet filled the Secretary of Defense spot. He chose 44-year-old Robert S. McNamara, who had recently been appointed President of the Ford Motor Company.
In this Universal Newsreel footage from December 12, 1960, the Kennedy family leave their Georgetown home for Palm Beach, Florida. Onlookers are on hand to try to catch a glimpse of John F. Kennedy Jr., then less than a month old.