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President Nixon Welcomes Leonid Brezhnev to the United States

June 18, 1973: Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev made his first visit to the United States. Naval Photographic Center footage of Brezhnev’s stay in the United States includes remarks by President Nixon and Brezhnev following a White House entertainment performance at the State Dinner, the signing ceremony for treaties on scientific cooperation and negotiation on strategic offensive arms, and remarks by President Nixon and Brezhnev at San Clemente.

Kim Philby 1955

Kim Philby is interviewed about his association with Guy Burgess.

Frost Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon, delves into the various controversies of Nixon’s presidency, including (most famously) the Watergate scandal. Never before, nor since, has a U.S. President been so candid on camera. This historic meeting has been adapted into an award-winning major motion picture by Ron Howard.

War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: At the Brink

This film recounts the Cuban Missile Crisis and offers recommendations for the management of such international crises. In the early 1960s, the United States discovered that the Soviet nuclear stockpile was not as impressive as previously thought. The film suggests that the Soviet Union consequently deployed missiles to Cuba, its ally, to affirm its power on the nuclear stage. There are conflicting opinions about the motivations behind the Soviet withdrawal of missiles from Cuba and how the United States negotiated the withdrawal. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the constant threat of nuclear war culminated in the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty and negotiations for the Nonproliferation Treaty to reduce the threat of nuclear war. The film is the fifth of a thirteen part series, including interviews and original footage, on World War II and the Cold War through the Reagan administration.

War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: One Step Forward

This film concentrates on arms control initiatives, such as the SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) I treaty and détente, to prevent further nuclear escalation between the United States and the Soviet Union. Because Secretary of State Henry Kissinger saw the need to limit further Soviet buildup of its nuclear stockpiles, he developed a foreign policy called détente. The film addresses the reasons détente failed, which were primarily the conflicts of interest between the two superpowers. SALT I was a second effort to limit Soviet nuclear capabilities, but it had its problems as well. Arguments supporting the treaty are provided, but the film comments that the size of nuclear stockpiles on both sides increased because SALT I only restricted specified missile technology, not the newer multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle ( MIRV) technology. The film is the seventh of a thirteen part series, including interviews and original footage, on World War II and the Cold War through the Reagan administration.

House of Lords debate the Brexit bill. Mar. 1. 2017

House of Lords debate the Brexit bill. Mar. 1. 2017

Heath vs Wilson – The 10 Year Duel – BBC

Harold Wilson and Edward Heath are two very different men equally overlooked by history, but they were the political titans of the era in which Britain changed forever. For ten years they faced each other in the House of Commons and swapped in and out of Number Ten. They fought four general elections, three of which were amongst the most exciting of the century.

They were deliciously different and scorned one another, yet they were cast from the same mold. Both promised a revolution of meritocracy and dynamism in the British economy and society. Both utterly failed, but together they presided over a decade that redefined the nation: Britain ceased to be a world power and entered Europe; the postwar consensus in which they both believed was destroyed; Thatcherism and New Labour were born. The country they left behind was unrecognizable from the one they had inherited – and the one they had promised.

This documentary tells the story of their highly personal and political duel in the words of those who watched it blow by blow – their colleagues in the cabinet and government, and the journalists at the ringside. Set against a scintillating backdrop of the music and style of the 1960s and 70s (which was of no interest to either man) it brings the era, and its forgotten figureheads, vividly to life.

The Royal Family with Richard Nixon 1969

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Princess Anne exchanging signed photographs with US President Richard Nixon at Buckingham Palace in 1969.

GEOFFREY HOWE Resignation Statement, House of Commons 13 XI 90

On November 1, 1990, Sir Geoffrey Howe resigned his post as Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Thatcher. In his resignation notice, he expressed strong concern that Prime Minister Thatcher was reluctant to commit to the economic and political union of Europe. Howe was the last remaining member of Thatcher’s original cabinet and has served with her since 1979. Howe addressed the House of Commons to announce the reasons for his resignation and made a strongly worded statement criticizing Thatcher’s policy on European Union.

This resignation speech, given on 13 November 1990 is generally regarded as the most significant event which leads to Margaret Thatcher’s own resignation.

President Nixon’s 1978 speech to the Oxford Union

November 1978: President Nixon takes questions from British and American students and talks about foreign affairs at the Oxford Union.

Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain speech” regarding USSR and Eastern Bloc, at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

Iron Curtain speech by Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, early in the Cold War. British Leader Winston Leonard Churchill at podium addresses the gathering in his “Sinews of Peace” speech. Officers seated on a platform in the background. Churchill speaks of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) and the creation of the Eastern Bloc. He places certain facts about the present position in Europe. The Opposition Leader states that Soviet Russia does not desire war but the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines. The gathering applaud. He continues his speech by insisting on the permanent prevention of war and the establishment of conditions of freedom and democracy. He declares that a good understanding on all points with Russia under the general authority of the United Nations Organization should be made. Location: Fulton Missouri. Date: March 5, 1946.

Churchill Meets Ike (1953)

New York, United States of America.

GV.(left to right) John Foster Dulles (Republican Secretary of State), Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister), Bernard Baruch (American Elder Statesman) and Windthrop Aldrich (New US Ambassador in London). (First 7 super). SV. Foster Dulles chatting to Churchill. SV. Baruch and Aldrich. SV. President Elect Dwight D Eisenhower arriving. SCU. Ike on steps. SCU. No. 4 on canopy. SV. Churchill, Baruch and Ike seated. CU. Churchill, pan to Baruch, pan to Ike. SV. Churchill, Baruch and Ike seated.

GV. Crowds outside birthplace of Churchill’s Mother (Jennie) in Brooklyn and Churchill arriving. SCU. Churchill arriving. CU. Tablet on wall of house. SV . Churchill leaving house. GV. of crowd. SV. Churchill, with Mayor Vincent Impelliterri and Bernard Baruch.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy visits Harold Macmillan, Birch Grove House, Sussex

In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan met at Birch Grove, Macmillan’s country house in Sussex. The brief 24 hour visit is often overlooked by the history books, but their time together in the English countryside cemented their relationship and a unique Anglo-American friendship. Birch Grove acted as the stage for the talks between the two men, with all the comings and goings of an international Cold War summit. After just 24 hours Kennedy would leave England never to return.

President Kennedy Meets Macmillan (1962)

A US Marine helicopter lands on the lawn of the White House bringing British Prime Minister Mr. Harold Macmillan to Washington. He is accompanied by President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Macmillan and President Kennedy step out of the helicopter and walk across lawn towards camera.

LS. Looking across the lawns towards the White House. MS. President Kennedy sitting at the conference table. MCU. Mr. Macmillan and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Rab Butler sitting at a conference table. Various good shots of Mr. Macmillan and President Kennedy talking informally across the table. MS. Entrance of White House. VS. Mr. Macmillan and President Kennedy pose in the garden of the White House with Mrs. Kennedy, Lady Ormsby-Gore, the President’s daughter Caroline’s two ponies, Macaroni and Tex, and Sir David Ormsby-Gore (Lord Harlech) the British Ambassador in America. MS. Mr. Macmillan and President Kennedy stroll through the gardens. MCU. Mr. Macmillan makes a short speech in the gardens in his speech. He praises the partnership between Great Britain and the USA.

President Ronald Reagan And Queen Elizabeth II Discuss Wealth Distribution

On her 1991 visit trip to the United States, (former) President Ronald Reagan and England’s Queen Elizabeth II discuss government wealth distribution. The queen ends off saying that she believes that the “next generation will have a very difficult time.”

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