U.S. DECLARES DIPLOMATIC BREAK WITH CUBA In Cuba, Fidel Castro celebrates the second anniversary of his regime with a parade featuring weapons from the Soviet Union. Eisenhowers press secretary James Hagerty announces that the U.S. will break diplomatic relations with Castro but still supports the Cuban people.
Date: January 5, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:01:00, With Audio
NATO STAGES WAR GAMES In West Germany, NATO nations stage a week of war games with 60,000 participating military personnel members. The maneuvers are the largest since World War II and test the latest in military technology and weaponry.
Date: February 9, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:33:00, With Audio
INDIAN TROOPS SENT TO THE CONGO India sends soldiers including Gurkha riflemen to join the United Nations troops stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Defense Minister Krishna Menon addresses the soldiers and sees them off personally before they leave on an American Air Force transport.
Date: March 16, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:13:00, With Audio
RIOTS IN VENEZUELA In Caracas, Venezuela military units quell riots that developed from a telephone worker strike and demonstrations from pro-Castro students. Police and fire fighters hose down a bus that was set on fire by the rioters.
Date: November 2, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, With Audio
EAST BERLINERS ESCAPE TO WEST - 2 East German troops rig barbed wire and begin the construction of a wall in the zone between East and West Berlin. But that doesn't stop determined East Berliners to risk being shot as they escape to the West.
Date: September 25, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:29:00, With Audio
ARREST OF PATRICE LUMUMBA Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is arrested after a military coup d'etat staged by Colonel Joseph Mobutu. His hands bound by ropes, Lumumba is brought to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) by a Congolese army unit.
Date: December 2, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:56:00, With Audio
UN TROOPS OCCUPY KATANGA PROVINCE IN THE CONGO The United Nations send troops to the Katanga province in the Congo, which seceded from the rest of the country. Confusion reigns in Elizabethville as locals demonstrate against the occupation.
Date: September 14, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
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