American scientists declare chimpanzee named Oscar nearest to man, in Lucerne, Switzerland. The chimpanee dressed in a tuxedo sits comfortably at a white table-cloth set table and eats food with a fork. He then pours tea in a cup, adds sugar, stirs and drinks all in his cup. He then proceeds to drink directly from the tea pitcher spout. Next, he lights his own cigar and smokes it.
The U.S. and Swiss hockey teams line up and salute each other with their hockey sticks at the start of the first ice hockey game of the 1948 Winter Olympics, in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The game commences and camera catches much of the skating and scoring activity. At one point, the beautiful mountains and Olympic buildings can be seen in the background. (The game was won by Switzerland, 5 to 4.)
Winter wear on display in Switzerland. Snow covered mountains in Switzerland. Models display winter wear like pullover, poncho, anoraks, jackets, fur coat and knitwear for the evening. People look on as models display different styles of winter wear.
Top skiers compete for the Lauberhorn trophy, a top European meet. Participants from France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland compete in the skiing competition. A slalom race and a downhill event ends with the Austrians taking the trophy.
French soldiers who are unfit for further military service are seen leaving Switzerland for home during World War I. French soldiers walk while one soldier holds flag. French soldiers carry luggage. French Army soldiers in a railroad train wave as it leaves the platform. Soldiers at the platform wave back to them.
Peggy Gale Fleming performing in a figure skating championship. A gathering viewing the competition, Peggy Gale performing. Girl wins the Women's World figure skating Championship.