Welt im Film 38/1946 09.02.1946


01 people go the first free municipal elections at a polling station in Lauterbach (half total). The polling station inside, ballot paper is folded and envelope (half total). Hands move in a file (large). Voters cast ballot in a ballot box (half total). Wasserburg am Inn: people go to vote (total). At the polling station distribution of votes. Voters with the horse-drawn sleigh come Rottach (Tegernsee) (half total). Newspaper title page: victory of the CDU.
(62 m) 02 Churchill in the United States the ship "Queen Elizabeth" (half total). Churchill gets out (total). Soldiers watch from a ship's hold. Churchill beside Mrs. Churchill (half total). The ship is by tugs from the port pulled (half total). Churchill after his arrival, waving (half total).
(28 m) 03 Hamburg - country art school opens National Arts school opened. Art students working on sculptures (some close-ups). Nude model in the art class. Potter (large). Making a vase (large). Girl at the spinning wheel (half total) and on the loom (large). Architect on the drawing board (half-total).
(29 m) 4 new from the Nuremberg trial the dock (total). A witness comes and swears (total). The French prosecution representative at the speaker's table (total). Hess, Göring (half total).
(39 m) 05. images from all over the world (123 m) a. Baden in snow and ice men run in speedos through the ice and wash themselves with snow (total). Women swim in ice water (total).
(21 m) b. wrestling match in Paris wrestling match in Paris 'Catch as catch can'. Wrestler falls into the ropes, is lifted on the shoulders of the opponent and thrown down.
(19 m) c. long distance world record of an aircraft landing a plane. The crew gets out and is congratulated on the long-distance record (half total).
blow (12 m) 6th United Nations flags from 51 Nations at the Central Hall in London (total). State Banquet at St. James Palace in London. Eden, King George, next to him Bevin and Attlee (half total). The American Secretary of State Byrnes (half total). Meeting room (total). Among those present the American delegation leader, Stettinius and Mrs. Roosevelt. Clement Attlee gives the opening speech (half total). Election of the Chair. The delegates To give up her voice. The Belgian Foreign Minister Spaak is selected (total). Gromyko on the lectern (total).
(71 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Attlee, Clement ; Bevin, Ernest ; Churchill, Winston ; Eden, Anthony ; Georg VI. von England ; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano ; Spaak, Paul Henry ; Stettinius


Paris ; London ; Washington ; Nuremberg ; Hamburg ; U.S. zone ; New York ; Lauterbach ; Water Castle ; Rottach ; Sweden


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Justice ; Flags ; News, communications ; Political events ; Travel ; Rings ; Schools, training ; UN ; war crimes, war crimes ; Art ; Works of art ; Holiday ; Elections ; Water ; water emergency ; Winter ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; aftermath of war


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75th Anniversary of the first United Nations General Assembly (January 10, 1946)

The first General Assembly of the United Nations meets on January 10 in London’s Westminster Central Hall. 2,000 representatives from 51 founding nations have come to the UK for this.

The evening before the assembly, King George hosts a state banquet for heads of delegation and members of the British cabinet at St. James Palace. The Colombian Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuleta Ángel is the head of the UN Preparations Commission and opens the meeting the next day, followed by an address by British Premier Clement Attlee.

Paul-Henri Spaak from Belgium is elected President of the first General Assembly. During the meeting, which would last until February 14, the Economic and Social Council, the UN Human Rights Council, the UN-Security Council and the office of the Secretary General are set up. Trygve Lie from Norway becomes the first General Secretary. The International Court of Justice begins its work as the principal judicial organ. The UN passes its first resolution on January 24, which calls fort he peaceful use of nuclear energy and the elimination of atomic weapons. The main themes of the general assembly are global peacekeeping, the handling of war refugees and food security and nutrition. 

Last but not least the delegates decide to move the UN headquarters to the USA.  Even before the new headquarters were completed in 1952 all general assemblies meet in New York.

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