More than six thousand participants battle it out in world's largest and longest ski race for 43rd consecutive year in Sweden. In between the race participants have refreshments.
Goodyear managers observe a model of the globe. George Hinshaw shows Mr. Paul Litchfield, Chairman and CEO of Goodyear, the route taken by a team of Goodyear managers returning from Sweden to the United States. Management from Sweden come to Akron Ohio as the Goodyear rubber plant in Sweden was shutdown due to a wartime shortage of rubber. Various managers from the closed Goodyear operation in Sweden walk down the gangplank from their ship at dock, including Twisty Monk, Bob Wilson, Lee Young, and others. Press interviews Bob Wilson. Mrs. Walter Condon, wife of the Goodyear Australia Superintendent arrives at Akron Airport to visit her ill mother. View of United Airlines DC-3 taxiing to a halt, and Mrs. Condon emerging from the plane.
Trade Fair in Osaka, Japan. Sign in front of an exhibit reads: 'Sweden freezer'. Many Japanese visitors stand near the Sweden Freezer. A woman hands out ice cream cones to the visitors. Woman prepares soft ice cream cones from machine and demonstrates it. She speaks about the company product and its quality. Signs identify 'Sweden Soft Server' and 'Sweden Shake Maker'. Woman makes shake and demonstrate shake making machine. She serves shakes, from a pitcher, to visitors at the Fair.
Sven Hedin, famous Swedish explorer, geographer, and author, is seen in his book-lined study, in Stockholm, Sweden, around the time of his 80th Birthday, in 1945, during World War 2. He opens a large map and points to a part of Sweden, that narrator implies is important to German interests. Next the German ambassador to Sweden, Dr. Hans Thomsen, enters, bringing greetings in the name of the Fuhrer, through Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German Foreign Minister. He expresses appreciation of the German nation. The two men sit and converse.
Uppsala Cathedral during funeral rites of Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General of United Nations in Uppsala, Sweden. Garlands on Hammarskjold's casket. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden honors Hammarskjold. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony. Among them is 15-year old Crown Prince, Carl Gustaf, Duke of Jämtland, who later became King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden. Priest performs last rites. United States Vice President Lyndon B Johnson and Ambassador to United Nations, Adlai Stevenson pay homage to Hammarskjold. Flower-covered casket is carried on streets of Uppsala atop a horse-drawn wagon. Large crowd walk behind the casket. People honor Hammarskjold by salute. United Nations and National flag are lowered in salute during the burial.
Annual charity fete to help poor children, in Stockholm, Sweden. Troops march past a vast crowd in a stadium in Stockholm, during the annual charity fete to raise funds for poor children. King Gustav V with other officials seated in the stadium. A large number of men and women perform drills and dances in the vast stadium during the event.