Views of the city, a harbor and modern buildings in Geneva, Switzerland. View of a cathedral. A bridge across the harbor with traffic on it. Tall buildings. A shoreline and different types of sailing crafts anchored in the harbor. Mountains in the background.
The new World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland. A modern white building viewed across a lawn with trees. Views of building showing windows. An unidentified man in an overcoat smokes a cigarette. He holds an item in his hands. He turns and speaks. The white building in the background. Exterior view of the building. The stairs and the design of the building. A small section of the building.
Dr. Halback talks outside a building in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Halback in a suit and a tie and wearing glasses speaks in front of a modern building. Views of him as he speaks. The building in the background.
Dr. Head talks near a pond in a park in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Head in a suit and a tie stands in front of a pond. Ducks in a pond. People walking around the pond. Dr. Head speaks. He walks away. Traffic over a bridge in the background. A modern building in the far background.
General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki speaks for a while, with the National flag of Japan (Sun-mark flag) in the background. A group of Japanese hikers is seen on the windy slope of a snow-covered mountain. Camera pans across the snowy scene. Closeups of individual hikers, who seem intimidated by the prospect of continuing their journey. Next, they are seen climbing the mountain, using picks, and lifelines, in an experienced manner. As the leader reaches the summit, he secures their lifeline and assists those behind as they arrive. Shadow of the leader is cast on the snow at the summit. As they cross a Crevasse, one of the climbers falls in, but his descent is stopped by the lifeline. Others work securing the line and pulling him up. With their help, he gains footing up the side of the crevasse and climbs out. Scene shifts completely to the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, home of the League of Nations. Inside, Japan's chief delegate, Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, is seen objecting to the League's report charging Japan with responsibility for the hostilities in Manchuria. Animated map shows Europe with arrow pointing to Geneva, Switzerland. A cartoon explosion rises there and drifts East to encircle Japan in its smoke, transforming into a steel chain around Japan and environs. It shrinks, successively tightening its grip, choking Japan into its home islands, where the Japanese national Sun-mark flag flies. A train arrives at a crowded station. The crowd contains many persons displaying protest banners and waving small Japanese National flags. Many police are amongst the crowd, maintaining order. Next, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yosuke Matsuoka, arrives from Geneva to report to the Emperor and Government. He steps from a limousine, and walks across an esplanade, followed by many officials. He and they, all bow toward the Imperial Palace, as a photographer takes their picture. For a moment, Yosuke Matsuoka holds a handkerchief to his face as he proceeds across the esplanade. The animated map appears again, this time showing the encircling cartoon smoke ring looping out to enclose part of Manchuria, where the flag of Manchukuo now flies. Scene shifts back to the mountain climbers, who now are descending from the summit. View of clouds below them as they stand with arms raised celebrating their accomplishment with what appears to be three "Banzai" shouts. Final scene is a view from moving railroad train of Mount Fuji and other views of Mount Fuji.
Documentary of the League of Nations titled 'Message from Geneva'. British policy towards League & its operational functions. Exterior view of houses of the Parliament and Big Ben. Speech of King Edward VIII, regarding opening of Parliament and League of Nations. Exteriors of BBC Broadcasting House in London and Post Office Headquarters. Man on telephone arrange radio broadcast from League of Nations in Geneva. Map shows post office radio land lines across Europe. Radio engineers prepare circuits. View of Canterbury Cathedral. Montage illustrates route from Geneva to England. BBC radio broadcast technicians at desks in London, switch to Geneva. Broadcaster in front of microphone in Geneva speaks.