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Beavers care for their offspring at a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland

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.

Date: 1958, July 14
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People watch 'Eureka' by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely located in Zurich, Switzerland.

'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.

Date: 1967, March 24
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to watch a swimming meet in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
An exhibition of art work and sculptures at a gallery in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
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
 
 
Establishment of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its first launch of a ballistic missile.

Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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