Examples of post-World War II improvements in European transportation, particularly in air travel.
Europe Date:1950 Duration:2 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
Post World War 2 improvements and advances in travel and transportation. An ocean-going ship is seen plying the waters of an estuary. A white tower is seen with moving radar antenna on top. A lone operator is seen at radar screens in the control room. He wears headset and microphone. Narrator notes how radar helps navigation in crowded estuaries like the Scheldt and the Malin. Captain onboard ship ostensibly speaking to the radar operator. Another radar antenna rotating rapidly. A British European Airways Vickers VC.1 Viking airliner at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam. Glimpses of other airplanes with European airlines identifications including, Belgian,Polish and Scandanavian Airlines DC-3s. A Portuguese DC-6 parked, and a KLM airlines DC-6, named the Vliegende Hollander, taxiing. A Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc 4-engine airliner of Air France, taxiing.View of control tower and related buildings at the airport. A person marking a carton for air delivery. A man loads parcels from his automobile trunk, into a Scandanavian Airlines DC-3 aircraft. Venue shifts to Orly airport in Paris, France, where a DC-6 airplane sits in front of a terminal building. Preparations to greet a dignitary, including uniformed brass band seated at an awninged pavilion, and a military honor guard. A DC-4 aircraft parked in nearby background. Party going out to greet the dignitary, who turns out to be the President of France, Vincent Jules Auriol, arriving on an Air France Lockheed Constellation airliner. A large contingent of Army troops are assembled in formation to honor the arriving President. He strolls across the ramp, accompanied by a General and an Admiral, among others. He climbs stairs of the pavilion as the band plays La Marseillaise (National Anthem).
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