• Short Summary

    AT A CROWDED PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT BUILDING IN WASHINGTON, JULY 19, PRESIDENT KENNEDY MADE IT CLEAR THAT AMERICA WOULD CALL UPON THE WESTERN ALLIES TO JOIN IN INCREASED DEFENCE MEASURES FOR COPING WITH THE BERLIN CRISIS.

  • Description

    AT A CROWDED PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT BUILDING IN WASHINGTON, JULY 19, PRESIDENT KENNEDY MADE IT CLEAR THAT AMERICA WOULD CALL UPON THE WESTERN ALLIES TO JOIN IN INCREASED DEFENCE MEASURES FOR COPING WITH THE BERLIN CRISIS.

    HE OPENED THE SESSION BY READING EXCERPTS OF A NEW UNITED STATES STATEMENT ON THE BERLIN SITUATION, WHICH WARNED THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR A MAN OVER BERLIN RESTS WITH MR. KHRUSHCHEV, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER.

    ANSWERING A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER HE WAS CONSIDERING A DECLARATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN ORDER TO CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE UNITS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID HE WOULD BE MAKING A MAJOR SPEECH TO THE NATION JULY 25 WHEN HE WOULD REVEAL DETAILS OF WHAT ACTIONS HE NIGHT TAKE TOWARD STRENGTHENING THE U.S. MILITARY POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACWVP0Y74R96B825H7FI6U113P
    Media URN:
    VLVACWVP0Y74R96B825H7FI6U113P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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