[Howard Zinn raw #40: Various bits from newsreels over the years]

Assortment of newsreel footage on the Vietnam War.

0:32Copy video clip URL Universal International News title shots

0:50Copy video clip URL Indo-China: Wounded Evacuated From Dien Bien Phu (Voice: Ed Herlihy). Newsreel report on French and American aerial strikes against the Viet Minh at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Also focuses on the diplomatic situation and the medical care provided to those wounded in the strikes.

2:38Copy video clip URL News in Brief (Voice: Ed Herlihy). Newsreel report on President Eisenhower’s visit to Charlotte, North Carolina for its Freedom Day celebrations.

3:07Copy video clip URL Newsreel footage of minesweepers in Vietnam.

3:54Copy video clip URL Indo-China: Reds, French Locked In Crucial Battle (Voice: Ed Herlihy). Newsreel report on the Battle of Dien Bien Phu

4:53Copy video clip URL U.S.S. Long Beach: First U.S. Nuclear Ship Is Launched. Sparse footage after title screen.

5:18Copy video clip URL Footage of President John F. Kennedy delivering his inaugural address.

6:06Copy video clip URL Footage of President Richard Nixon’s helicopter landing.

6:39Copy video clip URL President Richard Nixon delivers a public statement on television regarding negotiations with the North Vietnamese. He uses a large map of Southeast Asia to show where the Viet Cong have been attacking from.

9:20Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on the Vietnam War. A United States helicopter is shot down and U.S. soldiers run to get to other helicopters.

11:54Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on United States servicemen returning to Seattle and New York at the end of WWII.

13:31Copy video clip URL U.S. Bolsters Forces: Planes and Men Rushed to Asia. Newsreel report on United States naval victories in the Vietnam War. President Johnson delivers remarks on the need to stand by the government and people of South Vietnam. Footage from a U.N. Security Council meeting, featuring testimony from a U.S. ambassador on attacks against U.S. naval vessels. The narrator praises the United States congress for coming together to support the president.

19:27Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on protests against General Khanh in South Vietnam and U.S. soldiers fighting in Vietnam.

22:00 Vietnam Horror: Bomb Rips U.S. Embassy. Newsreel report on a car bomb attack in Saigon.

22:28Copy video clip URL Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara leads a press conference on U.S. success and strategy in the Vietnam War.

24:41Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on wounded soldiers returning to the United States from Vietnam. Newsreel report on the successful evacuation of U.S. soldiers. Newsreel report on displaced Vietnamese peasants who had their villages burned.

27:42 Peace March: Thousands Oppose Vietnam War. Newsreel report on an anti-war demonstration, featuring draft card burning, counter-protesters.

28:47Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on an anti-war demonstration in San Francisco.

29:20Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on a battle in Vietnam.

30:38Copy video clip URL Videotape footage of U.S. soldiers boarding a transport ship at an airfield (no audio).

32:42Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on the aftermath of the Battle of Hue.

34:09 U.S. vs Mississippi: Campus Riots Mark Integration. Newsreel report on the controversy surrounding the admission of James H. Meredith, a black student, to the University of Mississippi.

35:00Copy video clip URL Newsreel report on the anti-war demonstration at the Pentagon.

35:21Copy video clip URL Footage of a U.S. soldier receiving field treatment for his wounds, U.S. soldiers on duty, U.S. bombers flying over a forest. (no sound)

38:19Copy video clip URL Footage of President Nixon at a meeting with advisers (no sound). Nixon takes a walk outside with Henry Kissinger.

 

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