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Reel Number: 250029-06
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1965
Location: Fort Bragg,North Carolina
TC Begins: 08:53:55
TC Ends: 09:10:23
Continued... Pt. 2 of 2 Fighter jets overhead; JFK on bleachers watching w/ VIPs dropping of napalm. Paratroopers drop from TAC four-engine troop carriers. POV from in plane, from ground of descending parachutes. Heavy equipment dropped & landing. 08:56:07 Military VIPs watching. 45 cal. pistol demonstrated; M14 rifle shown fired at targets; M60 machine gun; M79 grenade launcher; rocket launcher fired at tank target. 106mm recoiless rifle fired; SS11 missile; flame thrower; various artillery past. M60 tank fired; self propelled artillery weapons driven & fired. 08:59:13 04:28:25 Formation of helicopters low over trees from ground & above, some w/ equipment beneath. Landing unloading jeeps & troops. Helicopters firing rockets, machine guns. Honest John missile fired; Hawk missile pulled in launcher, raised & launched. Pershing missiles on trailers; raised. 09:01:53 04:31:09 President Kennedy motorcade; military warfare school floats past reviewing stand; psychological weapons float. JFK watching. 09:02:52 04:32:05 Special Forces troops walk past; in camouflage; in rubber rafts; frogmen; Ramgers martial arts demonstration & rappelling down from tower & w/ man on litter. Dropping from zip line into pond; sliding down zip line. 09:05:27 04:34:40 Caribou aircraft over low. LARC V w/ troops past, into water; LARC XV w/ tank; Aluminum armored personnel carrier; HUSKY cross-country vehicle. Man w/ flying belt / rocket launched from LARC, lands on beach in front of JFK. 09:07:45 04:37:00 JFK talking w/ troops of IRF, Immediate Ready Force, in black face camouflage. 09:08:56 04:38:10 On tarmac shaking hands, saying goodbyes & boarding Air Force One. 09:09:56 04:39:10 Title: The Big Picture. Pre-Vietnam era; 1960s; 1961; Cold War; Military Strength; 1961; Kennedy Last Days; NOTE: Any continuous 14 minutes sold at per reel rate. NOTE: The original release sheet reads: This week THE BIG PICTURE cameras record President Kennedy's visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in late 1961. The Commander-in-Chief was there to appraise the strength of one very important aspect of his fighting command -- soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division, part of the Strategic Army Corps. You will witness a grandstand view of the built-in power of a mighty force -- a force that is a part of the vanguard of our freedom, our security, and our way of life... our STRAC force, whose motto tells the story -- skilled... tough... ready around the clock.
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