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    AT CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA,USA, OCT 12, PRESIDENT KENNEDY - AFTER RECEIVING AN HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE - TOLD A UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CONVOCATION "WE ARE DESTINED, ALL OF US HERE TODAY, TO LIVE OUT HOST, IF NOT ALL, OF OUR LIVES IN UNCERTAINTY AND CHALLENGE AND PERIL".

  • Description

    AT CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA,USA, OCT 12, PRESIDENT KENNEDY - AFTER RECEIVING AN HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE - TOLD A UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CONVOCATION "WE ARE DESTINED, ALL OF US HERE TODAY, TO LIVE OUT HOST, IF NOT ALL, OF OUR LIVES IN UNCERTAINTY AND CHALLENGE AND PERIL". LATER HE FLEW TO FORT BRAGG TO WATCH A DEMONSTRATION BY UNITS OF THE U.S. ARMY.

    TO MORE THAN 30,000 STUDENTS AND TOWNS PEOPLE AT CHAPEL HILL, AND THROUGH THEN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID IT WAS A "DANGEROUS ILLUSION" TO BELIEVE THAT "WE SHALL SOON MEET TOTAL VICTORY OR TOTAL DEFEAT" IN THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE WITH COMMUNISM. "IF WE CAN DO OUR DUTY UNDETERRED BY FANATICS OR FRENZY AT HOME OF ABROAD, THEN SURELY PEACE AND FREEDOM CAN PREVAIL". CONTINUING, HE SAID: "WE SHALL BE NEITHER RED NOR DEAD, BUT ALIVE AND FREE".

    AT FORT BRAGG, THE SPRAWLING ARMY TRAINING BASE IN HE CAROLINA SANDHILLS, THE PRESIDENT REVIEWED 10,000 MASSED TROOPS OF THE CRACK 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, WATCHED A PARACHUTE DROP, A WEAPONS FIRING DEMONSTRATION BY "HONEST JOHN" ROCKETS AND 175 M.M. HOWITZERS, AND AN IMPRESSIVE AMPHIBIOUS LANDING BY SPECIAL FORCES TRAINED IN GUERILLA WARFARE. ONE MAN TOOK OFF FROM THE LANDING CRAFT, SOARED IN THE AIR, AND LANDED GENTLY ON THE RIVER BANK. ALL WITH THE AID OF NEWLY DEVELOPED ONE-MAN ROCKET PROPULSION UNIT STRAPPED TO HIS BACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVALQYJA0QNBCUWQN1B2CU5Q4XZ
    Media URN:
    VLVALQYJA0QNBCUWQN1B2CU5Q4XZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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