The League: The First Experiment

Preview Language:   English
01-Jan-1970 00:29:37
This film presents an account of the first attempt by nations to build an organization to maintain peace.

Available Language: English
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Language
Format
Acquire
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English
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Description
The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 established the League of Nations and Geneva was chosen the capital of the New World of Peace. The victors in the First World War – Britain, France, Italy and Japan – were permanent members of the League’s Council. The United States voted to stay out. An enormous richness of actuality film footage recaptures the leading personalities and some triumphs and tragedies of the League of Nations. In 1929, Wall Street crumbled, to be followed by the markets of Paris and London. Unemployment, hunger and desperation were let loose on the industrial world, and even as the Palais de Nations rose in Geneva, forces were being unleashed upon a League of Nations which could not contain them.
Category
Corporate Subjects
Creator
UNTV, Producer
Contributors
Peter Thomas, Narrator; Lord Avon, Phillip Noel Baker and Jean Monnet, Special Interviews; Diana Boernstein, Research; Jarret Jennings, Sound Mix; Elspeth MacDougall, Editor and Associate Producer; George Movshon, Written and Produced; The New York State Education Department, In Cooperation with.
Physical Format
BETACAM SP
Colour
Color
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Parent ID
837515
Asset ID
2356229