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John F. Kennedy and other dignitaries review the second fleet and second marine division in action. Superb material of combat aircraft, battleships, carriers, sailors, marines.

President Kennedy (JFK) speaks to audience of Navy personnel. Great color shots of JFK: walking off Air Force One (deplaning), shaking hands & saluting Naval personnel; with LBJ; riding in convertible; visiting NATO “nerve center”; “Thomas A. Edison” Polaris submarine; JFK gets guided tour of submarine; JFK visits the cruiser “Northampton”, gets full Naval ceremonial pomp; Bosun’s whistle; twilight (sunset) at sea; Senator Byrd shakes hands with Naval personnel; aircraft carrier fleet salutes the President, carrier “Enterprise” offers a gun salute, sailors at attention; helicopters taking off from aircraft carriers; planes dropping bombs in
bomb test exercise; JFK in sunglasses watching the Naval tests; EXCELLENT shots of Naval bomber jets taking off from aircraft carrier decks; POV of front of bomber as it lands on carrier; men in Army uniforms boarding landing craft; EXCELLENT shots of soldiers in landing craft “hitting the beach” (great color); walkie talkies; GREAT war exercises. Buy this film on DVD.

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