Pristine 3-strip 70MM Print of "Vigilant
Switzerland" recently found in Archives of the Swiss Army
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Written by: Herbert Born
by Herbert Born
3-strip 70MM Print of "Vigilant Switzerland" / "Wehrhafte
Schweiz" (1964) was recently found in
Archives of the Swiss Army.
Left and right Panel were additional footage of politicians and graphics
with Sound (left channel German and right channel French track) explaining
the political Situation at this time (1964) which was, at least in the
opinion of the narrators, close to a very serious atomic war threat.
The Center Panel was a different version of the movie
"Fortress of Peace"
with an altered beginning and ending.
This is the only existing 3-panel-70mm print of this movie. A total of 5
prints were made for the LAUSANNE FAIR in 1964. Projected with 3 70mm
projectors on a 450 square meters screen.
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Credits for "Fortress of Peace"
Robert Gaffney, cinematographer
Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe,
"Fortress of Peace" 70MM Remastering In
L'armée à l'Expo 64
About the Swiss Army Pavillion During EXPO 64
from articles about the Swiss National Exhibition of 1964 in Lausanne from
Schweizerische Polierzeitung, the Swiss Construction Foremen Magazine. In
issue 4/64 they especially covered the construction of the pavillion of the
Swiss Army in detail (pavillion "Wehrhafte Schweiz", most pics and floor
plan above) - what could be a better representation of the simultaneity of
modernism and cold war than a concrete hedgehog? Expo 64 was the third Swiss
National Exhibition in the 20th century (after 1914 and 39), the last Expo
so far took place in 2002.
3-panel 0 - 4:54
3-panel 19:05 - 23:14
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