• Short Summary

    Foundation stone, containing time capsule, laid at League of Nations building in Geneva.

  • Description

    Laying foundation stone for League of Nations building at Geneva, Switzerland - September 1929.

    Ariana Park.

    Opens w/ shots of crowd in bleachers; standing behind barrier. Nice CU of several cameras set up. Stone also being used as a time capsule. Several men putting a list of the member states of the League of Nations, a copy of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and specimen coins of each country represented at the League's 10th Assembly into casket; then CU man using a tool for soldering or engraving. CU stone w/ opening (out of order). Another stone is lowered from a tripod of logs. Also various shots throughout of speeches and of delegates conversing w/ each other. Includes Aristide Briand; who tried to push for a United States of Europe at this meeting. At end 2 shots of picture of planned building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2414.05
    Media URN:
    76534
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1929
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:23:00 / 01:20:19:00
    Canister:
    ON 329 E

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The foundation stone was laid on 7 September 1929.

    The location here is Ariana Park in Geneva.

    "Several men putting rolled documents; etc. into opening in middle of stone" - it's a casket, containing a list of the member states of the League of Nations, a copy of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and specimen coins of each country represented at the League's 10th Assembly.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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