Brief wide angle of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium as the opening ceremony is taking place, and Paavo Nurmi jogging past with Olympic torch, lighting the Olympic flame, and jogging away. High, wide angle of teams of athletes marching around the stadium, and band leader and band playing as the teams march...more
The Finnish National Orchestra plays Finlandia.
Finnish President Kallio thanks the Foreign Press for their support in the Russo-Finnish war.
More footage of the Russo-Finish war in 1940.
Scenes of Helsinki.
Professor Joliot-Curie speaks to the World Peace Congress in Finland.
Bulganin making statement at station, Bulganin and Khruschev waving from railway carriage.
The Olympic Organising Committee signing invitations to the 1952 Helsinki games
Famous Australian distance runner fails to break world record in Finland.