• Short Summary

    IN A SPECTACULAR CEREMONY AT A FOOTBALL STADIUM IN THE AMERICAN CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON SATURDAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY MET AND REVIEWED MANY OF THE CUBANS, NOW LIVING IN EXILE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN CROWDED STADIUM
    0.04

    2.
    SV PAN CUBANS
    0.10

    3.
    SV SPECTATORS
    0.12

    4.
    LV PAN KENNEDY ARRIVES
    0.16

    5.
    GV CROWD
    0.18

    6.
    SV SOF: PRESIDENT AND MRS. KENNEDY WALK ON TO THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF "HAIL THE CHIEF"
    0.34

    7.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    0.36

    8.
    TV SOF KENNEDY GREETS CUBANS
    0.46

    9.
    TV SOF DITTO
    0.52

    10.
    SCU SOF KENNEDY SHAKES HANDS WITH CUBANS
    1.00

    11.
    CU SOF DITTO
    1.05

    12.
    SCU SOF MRS KENNEDY
    1.07

    13.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    1.09

    14.
    SV SOF CUBAN PRIEST BLESSES
    1.19

    15.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    1.21

    16.
    SV SOF KENNEDY ON ROSTRUM
    1.28

    17.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    1.30

    18.
    SV SOF KENNEDY UNFOLDS FLAG
    1.33

    19.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    1.35

    20.
    CU SOF KENNEDY SPEAKS
    1.56

    21.
    GV SOF CROWD APPLAUD
    1.58

    22.
    CU SOF KENNEDY CONTINUES SPEECH
    2.15

    23.
    SV SOF CUBANS APPLAUD
    2.17

    24.
    SCU SOF KENNEDY SURROUNDED BY CUBANS
    2.32

    25.
    SCU SOF MRS. KENNEDY SURROUNDED BY CUBANS
    3.00

    26.
    LV SOF CAR DRIVES OFF
    3.05

    27.
    TV SOF DITTO
    3.09


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 20): PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "......GREAT APPRECIATION TO THE BRIGADE FOR MAKING THE UNITED STATES THE CUSTODIAN OF THIS FLAG. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THIS FLAG WILL BE RETURNED TO THIS BRIGADE IN A FREE HAVANA (INTERRUPTED BY CHEERING AND APPLAUSE). AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IT IS THE STRONGEST WISH OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE OF THIS HEMISPHERE THAT CUBA SHALL ONE DAY BE FREE AGAIN. AND WHEN IT IS......(DROWNED BY APPLAUSE)




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    Background: IN A SPECTACULAR CEREMONY AT A FOOTBALL STADIUM IN THE AMERICAN CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON SATURDAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY MET AND REVIEWED MANY OF THE CUBANS, NOW LIVING IN EXILE.

    ALTOGETHER, UP TO FORTY THOUSAND CUBANS ATTENDED THE CEREMONY, INCLUDING MANY OF THE 1,113 PRISONERS WHO WERE RELEASED BY THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT LAST WEEK AFTER HAVING TAKEN PART IN THE ABORTIVE INVASION OF CUBA IN MAY 1961. THERE WERE ALSO NEARLY ONE THOUSAND RELATIVES, WHO WERE ALLOWED TO LEAVE CUBA AT THE SAME TIME
    REPORTERS WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY DESCRIBED IT AS BEING CHARGED WITH EMOTION. THE THOUSANDS OF CUBANS GAVE ONE GREAT CHEER AS PRESIDENT AND MRS. KENNEDY ARRIVED AT THE STADIUM FROM THEIR HOLIDAY HOME AT PALM BEACH, IN FLORIDA.

    DURING THE CEREMONY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS PRESENTED WITH THE BATTLE STANDARD CARRIED BY THE CUBAN INVADERS, NOW KNOWN AS "BRIGADE 2506". IN ACCEPTING THE FLAG, PRESIDENT KENNEDY EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION:
    THE PRESIDENT SPENT HALF AN HOUR SHAKING HANDS WITH MEN WHO TOOK PART IN THE INVASION OF CUBA. THE MEN WORE AMERICAN MILITARY ISSUE TROUSERS AND SHIRT, BUT THEY DID NOT CARRY ARMS.

    HOWEVER, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S APPEARANCE AT THE CUBAN RALLY WAS BITTERLY CRITICISED ON SUNDAY, BY HAVAVA RADIO, WHICH SAID THAT THE PROCEEDINGS INDICATED THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY STILL PERSISTED IN HIS AGGRESSIVE POLICY TOWARDS CUBA "IN OPEN VIOLATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MPHFB5NNO2QHSSJFSTSMBQHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MPHFB5NNO2QHSSJFSTSMBQHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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