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.
Asia peace: Initial attempts blocked by communist China at conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The first sessions dealing with Korean and Indo-Chinese problems get underway. Views of building. Cars parked and people around the cars. An official comes out from a car. He is greeted by officers. Officers and dignitaries. Photographer take photos. Red China's Chou En Lai (Zhou Enlai) demands equality at the conference table, and warns America to stay out of Asia.
A film titled 'East -West Parley: U.S. and Red China confer in Geneva'. Chinese delegation headed by Ambassador to Poland, Wang Ping Nan arrives for discussion with American representatives headed by Alexis Johnson in Geneva. They discuss to ease the Far East tension. Ambassador Wang announces the release of 11 American fliers. After the meeting, an interpreter reads out Wang's message to the press.
Geneva Peace Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Venue of the Geneva Peace Conference. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives for the conference. British Prime Minister Anthony Eden at the conference to discuss Korea and Indo China problem. Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and United States Secretary of State John Foster Dulles also arrive to attend the conference. Delegates from different countries seated around a table discussing the issue.
European Motorboat Championship at the Po River in Italy. Contestants in their motorboats rush down the river, under a bridge and take turns. A motorboat crashes at a turn and shatters into pieces. Large crowd gathered at the bank. Switzerland's Schiller emerges as the winner.
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.