7th assembly of the League of Nations; 1926 Germany joins League – Geneva, Sep 8, 1926

2 very rare silent video about the assembly!
Beside Germany joins the League, the number of non-permanent Members elected by the Assembly to the Council increases from 6 to 9 and Spain gives notice of withdrawal from the League of Nations. Earlier that year the passport conference was held in May.

Shot looking delegates’ seating toward raised area down front w/ a few men sitting at tables. Closer shot: speaker reading document; another man on each side. MLS group of delegates outside; w/ Aristide Briand (France) in centre. MS Louis Loucheur (Fr) starts to walk by other delegates; then stops.

MS M. BruckSre of Belgium; with others. MS Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia with Giuseppe Motta of Switzerland. MS the Maharajah of the Indian state Kapurthala with other Indians and Anglos. Group pose outside doorway: Great Britain’s Austen Chamberlain in front ctr.; his son also in picture; various delegates; etc Another group pose: German delegation at door of their hotel; w/ Gustav Stresemann front ctr.

Shot from steps of a gaggle of journalists and photographers crowded around; more people watching in BG. Germans tip hats to press and make their exit.Interior shot delegates seated in rows; others standing. LS Stresemann making speech.Shot from balcony looking out over assembly; Briand walking toward front. MLS from side (w/ head out of frame) Briand makes response speech.

Wide shot from one side of balc. looking at delegates on floor; spectators in back and in balcony; all applauding. Delegates milling around & talking after meeting. Group walking; Stresemann in front w/ another German diplomat. Group pose; both men & women; Briand in center international relations; organizations; diplomacy; meetings; peace.