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Top skiers compete for the Lauberhorn trophy in Switzerland

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.

Date: 1954, January 12
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
First sessions dealing with Korean and Indo-Chinese problems and Enlai of China demands equality in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

Date: 1954, April 29
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States and Chinese delegates meet in Geneva, Switzerland to resolve the Far East tension.

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.

Date: 1954, August 4
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Representatives of different nations arrive to discuss Korea and Indo China problem at a peace conference in Geneva.

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.

Date: 1954, April 29
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Contestants race in their motorboats at the European Motorboat Championship at the Po River in Italy.

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.

Date: 1954, July 8
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Transportation progress in Europe during the nineteenth century and into middle of 20th century after World War 2.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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