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Precisely 50 years ago, the first scheduled colour television broadcast flickered on to Swiss TV screens. This historic TV event was preceded by tough wrangling over technical standards.
World Press Photo has rewarded the world’s best press photos since 1955. It all started with an association of Dutch photo journalists.
Some soldiers who enlisted to fight in the First World War still wore caps, though the army soon realised that only steel helmets could protect heads against shrapnel injuries.
The people of Bern are known for their warmth, not for their speed. As far as gas usage goes, though, they were once well ahead of the field – quicker even than their countrymen in Zurich.
Five early colour photos from 1914 show just how colourful the Zurich spring festival was even 100 years ago.