Emelka-Wochenschausujet 1931 (seit 1931) 1931

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1 subtitles: Bernhard Shaw on the exits on the way back from Russia, where he sought to avoid the ovations on the occasion of his 75.Geburtstages, he visited the great Berlin Show image: B.Shaw (née 26.7.1856), companion (wife?), and an actor. Support are driven by a taxi, in the image links to the radio tower Berlin, exhibition building.
Close up B.Shaw, faces little locomotive, goes out of the picture. Shaw signed a book that held him out 2 subtitles: finals in the Davis Cup. -Image Framnkreichs (Cochet) in the final round against England (Perry) 3:2 victory: a stadium, tennis court, shots from the game field by upper grandstand from 3.Zwischentitel: the elephant paradise – opening the advanced gridless plants in the Berlin Zoo image: the Main entrance, the elephant gate, carry out an elephant by the guards.
Elephant and guards during demonstrations. Elephants play soccer and play with their proboscis 4 Intertitle: our daily bread... Golden harvest time image: Bauernfamilienbei of harvest, threshing process, harvesting equipment, Massey-Harries-advertising machine visible.
A farmer with a crop of cars, a mill.

5. subheads: Liberation from has sunk submarine - experiment of the American Navy in the deep sea image: A special ship with a powerful crane attempts to lift a submarine. Divers and Diving Bell.
The special ship with the crane "Falcon". Diving Bell, men her 6 subheads emerge: struggle of athletes - new prize at the Spanish Championship fights in the Deutsches Stadion image: pole vault, Diskuswerfwer, long distance running, finish 7 intertitles: winner in the 10 000 m-run Petri, Hanover picture: Close up of the athletes 8 intertitles: arrival of the Victor in the marathon 42.2 km de Bruyn, New York image: the winner running through the gate with the heading: opened on the 8th June 1913. winners with laurel wreath.
Start men 100 m run. Start 9 intertitles in hurdle race of men: settlement instead of fortress - blasting on the "high Cavalier" in Küstrin, a fortress from the time of Friedrich Wilhelm I image: the old fortress wall, look inside.
More explosive preparations, placing the explosives.
Signal Horn is blown, blast.

10 subtitles: Caracciolas triumph-In the fastest long-distance race in the world on the Avus "Rudi" won the previously unattainable average speed of 185.7 km per hour image: 2.8.1931 victory by Caracciola on the Avus. Bugatti front, close up of the items.
Caracciola in the racing glasses (close). Hands on the wheel, blending.
Start of the race. Race, advertising for Peters Union tires and much more.
The Avus curve

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Shaw, Bernard ; Caracciola, Rudolf


Berlin ; Weimarer Republik ; Weimar - erste deutsche Demokratie


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Emelka-Wochenschausujet 1931 (seit 1931)

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Avus Turns 100 (September 19, 1921)

Avus is one of the most famous racetracks in the world. It was the first road ever to be exclusively used by motor vehicles and is therefore also considered the precursor of the autobahn. The construction of the "Automobile Traffic and Practice Road" goes back to an initiative in 1909 to show off the German automotive industry and to test various road surfaces later. Only a few days after its completion on September 19, 1921, the 8.3-kilometer long Avus was inaugurated with the first car races as part of the German Motor Show.

Starting October 1, it was also opened to general traffic-- for a hefty fee. The following year, motorcycles races were held at Avus for the first time. In 1926, the track hosted the 1st German Grand Prix. Two years later, Fritz Opel presented his legendary rocket car at Avus. In the following decades, racing operations kept getting interrupted by the economic crisis, the Second World War and reconstruction.

The first post-war race took finally place in 1951. It heralded Avus’ second golden age (the first one being during the 1920s). The crowning moment happened in 1959,  when it hosted a Formula 1 race. In 1967 the notorious north curve was demolished: too many disastrous accidents had occurred, and Avus no longer met the requirements of a modern runway. Avus rapidly lost its appeal.

From the mid-1980s on, Avus was regularly used as a motor racing circuit, until 1998, when competitive races came to an end. Resistance to noisy events arose and closures also became more and more problematic, since the Avus - which had been connected to the Berlin Ring during the Second World War and served as a transit route during the German division - was urgently needed as a connecting road in a reunited Berlin.

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