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UN 18-Nation Committee on Disarmament meets in Geneva. Hundreds of thousands in Washington DC protest Vietnam war

Meeting of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (United Nations) on January 27, 1966, at the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Seen among others are: William C. Foster, U.S. representative,and Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; Soviet chief negotiator, S.K.Tsarapkin; and British representative, Lord Chalfont (Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont). Views of the meeting starting with Mr. Tsarapkin as the Chair. Camera pans interior of the Palace of Nations. View of the outside of the building. Press briefing with closeup of Mr. Tsarapkin as he voices the USSR support for discussion of draft treaties to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Closeups of U.S. delegate William Forster standing by a lake as narrator speaks of the hope for progress. Next scene shows Joan Baez singing her song "Last night I had the strangest dream," at a rally near the Washington Monument, in Washington, DC, on November 15, 1969. This gathering of hundreds of thousands in peaceful protest, was organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. View of peaceful crowd of demonstrators gathered on the Washington Monument Grounds, listening to Baez sing. Next scenes show views of various boy and girls all over the world. Children of many races and nationalities are seen including Indian, Middle eastern, African, Asian, European, and American children. Some of the children are smiling or playing. Some are standing near a radar or radio control tower. One boy is standing behind barbed wire. Clip ends with scene inside a United States nuclear missile silo (possibly Minuteman), with a team of two Air Force personnel on duty, always at the ready to launch missiles if required. Closeup view of a 24 hour clock is seen ticking, and one of the personnel in the silo watches it closely. A key hangs from the clock. Another airman is seated at a desk in the missile silo.

Date: 1969
Duration: 6 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Peggy Gale Fleming wins the Women's World figure skating Championship

Peggy Gale Fleming performing in a figure skating championship. A gathering viewing the competition, Peggy Fleming performing. Fleming wins the Women's World figure skating Championship.

Date: 1966
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
 
The U.S. and Switzerland compete in the first hockey match of the 1948 Winter Olympics

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.)

Date: 1948, January 30
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Models display winter clothes like poncho, anoraks and pullovers in Switzerland.

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.

Date: 1959, January 8
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Transporting remains of those who lost their lives in the fire aboard USS Oriskany, October 26, 1966.

A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.

Date: 1966, October 28
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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