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.
A model Relief map of Western Europe, with country borders marked in red. Animals used in rural areas. Italian farmers transporting milk cans and other things by donkey. A farm wagon being pulled by a horse. Road through the Simplon Pass, in Switzerland (constructed by Napoleon to transport artillery between the Rhône valley and Italy). Views of the mountainous area. Sketch of early English steam railroad train and of others in other countries, embraced enthusiastically by the local citizenry . Illustrations recording construction of the Britannia bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. (It opened March 5, 1850.) Relief map of Europe focuses on Basle (Basel)in Northwest Switzerland. A modern-day signpost showing directions to France, Germany, and Switzerland. Freight trains arriving and cargoes being transferred by cranes of the Canal Barge operating company, Schweizerische Reederei. View of open storage yards, rail lines and a river. Freight trains carrying various loads to many different European destinations. Wrecked transport facilities left from World War II.
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.
Beavers at a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland. Aerial view of several buildings in Berne, Switzerland. Beavers in an enclosure at the zoo. A baby beaver swims in a pool while the adult beaver swims behind and brings it onto shore by holding it in its mouth. The adult beaver keeps the baby beaver on the shore.
U.S. Army Air Forces vehicles parked at curb near Hotel France, in Ambilly France, during World War 2. American and other allied flyers gathered near a plaza. some are in uniform and some in civilian clothes. All have escaped from internment across the border, in Switzerland. Local French people gather around them as they are photographed. Next scene shows the flyers leaving in the AAF Vehicles. A soldier stands near a street sign in the town (Ambilly). It points to the Swiss frontier border. (Another sign shows the Ambilly town speed limit of 30Km per hour.) View of Chateau of Chillon, on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, with cloud and mist above it and majestic Alps mountains behind.