• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLEW INTO MILITARY BASES IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO INSPECT AND THANK TROOPS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN PLACED ON A WAR FOOTING DURING THE CUBAN CRISIS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV KENNEDY ARRIVES FORT STEWART.
    0.05

    2.
    SV TROOPS OVER OBSTACLES.
    0.08

    3.
    SV KENNEDY WATCHES.
    0.11

    4.
    ANGLE V..SOLDIER ALONG ROPE.
    0.15

    5.
    ANGLE V..TROOPS CLIMB OBSTACLES.
    0.17

    6.
    SV SOLDIER VOLTS OVER TREE TRUNK.
    0.21

    7.
    LV TROOPS DRAWN UP.
    0.24

    8.
    SV KENNEDY SPEAKS (SOF) ENDS 1.27, APPLAUS FOLLOWS.
    1.32


    TRANSCRIPT: KENNEDY: "I COME HERE TODAY TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO YOU. THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND YOUR WORK ARE INTIMATELY INTERTWINED. THE DANGER IS CERTAINLY NOT PAST; BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE IN CRISIS AND DANGER, CERTAINLY THROUGH THIS DECADE. AND THEREFORE WE WILL CONTINUE TO CALL UPON YOUR SERVICES IN THE FUTURE, AS WE HAVE DURING THE PAST DAYS. I WANT TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO YOU. MANY YEARS AGO, ACCORDING TO THE STORY, THERE WAS FOUND IN A SENTRY BOX IN GIBRALTAR A POEM WHICH SAID - GOD AND THE SOLDIER



    IN TIME OF DANGER



    AND NOT BEFORE.



    WHEN THE DANGER'S PAST



    AND ALL THINGS RIGHTED



    GOD IS FORGOTTEN



    AND THE OLD SOLDIER SLIGHTED.



    "THIS COUNTRY DOES NOT FORGET GOD OR THE SOLDIER. UPON BOTH WE NOW DEPEND.



    THANK YOU."




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    EDITORS: PLEASE USE SHOTS 1-7 SILENT.

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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLEW INTO MILITARY BASES IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO INSPECT AND THANK TROOPS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN PLACED ON A WAR FOOTING DURING THE CUBAN CRISIS. HE FLEW FIRST TO FORT STEWART, WHERE HE REVIEWED MEN AND EQUIPMENT OF THE FIRST ARMOURED DIVISION.

    FORT STEWART SPECIALISES IN TANK AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT TRAINING. IN AN EXTEMPORE SPEECH, HE SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABRRFW4U56FUMGW9ZX38441M7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABRRFW4U56FUMGW9ZX38441M7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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