A swimming meet in Zurich, Switzerland. People gather to watch the competition. They gather near the swimming pool. Participants swim in the pool. People watch them. Competitors plunge in at the start of an event. Spectators cheer the participants. The competitors take their positions and dive off the diving board.
'Eureka' by surrealist artist Jean Tinguely. A view of the roofs of the old part of the city of Zurich, Switzerland. The giant moving sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely located in a park near the lake of Zurich makes a lot of noise as it starts moving. People look at the sculpture. The name of the sculpture is inaccurately noted as 'Daily Hour' by the narrator.
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.
An exhibition of art work and sculptures at a gallery in Zurich. Sculpture of a woman with a baby in her arms. Sculpture of a man. Art work including paintings inside the exhibition hall. People view the exhibition. Nude sculptures on display.
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.
British de Havilland Comet jetliner,Mark 2, in flight. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Boyce engines and cut the flying time between Zürich and London almost in half, at a speed of almost 400 miles per hour. The jetliner is seen cruising above clouds.