Kennedy reads his press statement on the Berlin crisis.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Washington DC, United States of America / USA
MS and CU US President John F Kennedy speaking on Berlin Crisis. He says that his meeting with Soviet leader Khruschev seven weeks ago has prompted a series of decisions by the US and its allies in NATO. Khruschev's decision to end US rights in Berlin will isolate West Berlin but the threat is world-wide. Kennedy says the free world cannot permit the Communists to drive the Western powers out of Berlin. He blames the Soviets for stirring up this crisis. "We seek peace but we shall not surrender". (8 shots from two different angles). MS and CU Press photographers and sound recordists, in the Oval Office.
Note: Date on original paperwork: August 1961.