1st Japan reverses on the way to the democracy car. Emperor Hirohito enters Reichstag building, totally. Emperor Hirohito read out a personal statement before the Parliament. Crowd in front of the building. Emperor Hirohito and the Empress in the kimono greet the people, totally. The Imperial couple goes to the coach, half-close. Emperor and Empress travel in a carriage, totally. People walk on the road to the horse-drawn carriage, totally. Hirohito greets with Hat waving.
(34 m) 02. streiflichter from Germany (129 m) a. Hamburg: prisoners of war returning from Egypt the British hospital ship Oxfordshire in the port of Hamburg. People waving from the quay. Prisoners of war wave from the railing, totally. Red Cross flag blowing on the ship's mast. The former Afrika Korps soldiers abandon ship. Soldiers carried on wearing on the gangway. A soldier ascends a red cross - train. Carrying is carried on the train.
(27 m) b. Bad Mergentheim: hospital delivery Colonel Beckjord, head of health services of the military Government, Württemberg, at the table sitting at meeting to hand over the former barracks as a hospital in the provincial government. Dr. Gerlach, representatives of the land Government, speaks, half close, o-ton: "the Government is extremely grateful that the military Government has made this beautiful hospital you available. It has been now, thanks to the willingness of the third army and the tireless efforts of Mr. Oberst Beckjord and the military Government the large building complex of the former barracks in Bad Mergentheim probably set us and ready to pass." Dr. Gerlach and Colonel Beckjord shake the hand, totally. Men of elimination of Stacheldrahtverhau. Those present at the tour. Sign of "O.r.". Medical instruments on a table. Nurse makes beds.
(37 m) c. Hamburg: return of Max Brauer aerial view of Hamburg. Max Brauer enters a room in the Town Hall, total, and welcomes Mayor Petersen. He receives the certificate of naturalization. Naturalization certificate, great. Max Brauer talks, actuality, big: "why I have returned from the United States to Germany and my closer home? Simple reason, because I've seen with my own eyes, it is sorely needed as determined to tackle and the new Germany and Hamburg, which was always the same for me with the German overall fate, to join. The Nazis have driven me to China and America, the plight of my German countrymen and my love for the homeland called me back. Outside it is possible I have, to get the anti-Nazi friends and make new friends. I believe confidently and firmly, that this democratic Germany will win back the respect and trust of the world, and that other countries that are not so hard were beaten by fate and by guilt as we, will help us with our new beginning so we can live quite soon from their own work."
(40 m) d. Berlin: dog show Afghans, Greyhound, Pekingese, Mastiff, dachshund, total. Woman combing her hair white poodle. Terrier, half-close. Man and Boxer on the leash, great. Pug, white and black poodle.
(25 m) 03 pictures from all over the world (73 m) a. search expedition in China men load luggage on a plane. Soldiers get on plane. Natives of the hill tribes in China. Natives with child in her arms, great.
(25 m) car eaves b. snow storm in the United States. Running deer in the snow. Horseman rides through knee-high snow. Dead game. Animals in the snow. Cow stands up to the belly in the snow and are milked. Hay is loaded into aircraft. Launch of the aircraft. Hay bales are dropped from the plane.
(24 m) c. Australia: horse racing for the cup of Melbourne racing audience. Women, great. Woman with margined straw hat, great. Horses in the lead ring, total. Launch of 25 horses, totally. The race in the curve. The favorite Russia WINS with five lengths ahead, total.
(24 m) 04. Around the Christmas time (155 m) a. Berlin: German and American girl sing Christmas carols burning candles. Young girls sing Christmas song in the chorus, original sound.
(17 m) Munich: Christmas of the puppets is a small puppet theatre curtain. Children as a spectator, total. Performance, original sound. The hands of the puppeteer. The curtain goes down again.
(49 m) c. The most beautiful Christmas song silent night in a stained glass window in a chapel in Oberndorf the image of Franz Xaver Gruber, composer of the song with a different window of Josef Mohr, the lyricist. Children stand at the grave of Franz Gruber and sing the song "Silent night, Holy Night". Singing girls, great. Gruber's grave cross. Burning candle, snow-covered trees, snow-covered mountain village.
02. Japan has held the Government the imperial family on the road to democracy almost 2,600 years. After the surrender of the Japanese army, free elections for a representative were advertised by the occupying powers. Now is the power of the Emperor Hirohito on the Parliament elected by the people.
Emperor Hirohito read a personal message from the members of the Parliament in the Reichstag building to Tokyo and puts the new Constitution into force. In front of the building, tens of thousands welcome the Emperor and the Empress Nagate that bears still the old traditional clothing.
The Constitution Day is a day of joy for all the people.
Japan has progressed a great step on the way to democracy.
01 streiflichter from Germany: a. prisoners of war from Egypt In the port of Hamburg the British hospital ship "Oxfordshire" arrived with 467 wounded and sick prisoners of war from port said. This is the first transport with members of the former Afrika Korps, which comes directly from Egypt.
Some of the returnees is brought on stretchers from the ship in a deployed hospital train.
German doctors and nurses care for the sick and wounded during transport to the hospital. These sick are released only after its complete restoration. The greater part is healthy and capable of firing. They come in release camp and from there to home - a Christmas joy for many families in all four zones.
b. hospital delivery, Bad Mergentheim in Bad Mergentheim, Government handed over to Colonel Beckjord, the head of the health of the military Government of Württemberg - former barracks of the Württemberg Baden.
This barracks that served as internment hospitals in recent years, are now a civil hospital.
Dr. Gerlach, the representative of the Government of the country, stated: (original sound) the hospital passes into the hands of the Caritasverband.
The last character of the previous provision fall. The Hospital offers space for 1,000 patients after the conversion. The operating room is equipped with modern medical equipment.
From the barracks to the hospital - another step towards the overall improvement.
c. The Senate of Hamburg in the renewal of the post of the Mayor chose the returning from America, persecuted by the Nazis Max Brauer Max Brauer, Hamburg after the elections.
The naturalization certificate handed over to him by the previous Mayor, Dr. Petersen.
Max Brauer gives up his U.S. citizenship to become again a German citizen.
d. dog show, Berlin for the first time since 1943 was Instead of a dog show in Berlin. Purpose of the show was to gain an overview of the existing breed dogs. Because the war has claimed many victims among the dogs. in 1939, there were 225,000 dogs, only 40,000 in Berlin.
1300 dogs were represented at the show – they belong to 70 races.
A prize contender of the junior class...
Last fashionable preparations.
As the Lord - so also this Boxer of his success is sure...
Many dogs - many races - a hope: to be breeding dog!
Because breeding dogs, police and guide dogs will receive a food card, and that's worth the whole effort!
03. images from all over the world: a. expedition to China for two years an American Super fortress went missing, who made a flight to China. Now came the news that the machine is in the mountains of South Western China was crashed. The surviving pilot to be held by wild mountain tribes as slaves. A search expedition starts to the rescue. As far as possible will be flown... Then, it goes by car and on foot in the area of the wild mountain tribes. In the background the mountain chain at the smashed the Super fortress.
Recently crashed a Chinese engine in these mountains. Indigenous bodies bring the victim to Valley.
The expedition will continue their efforts to solve the mystery of the lost Aviator.
b. snow storm, United States for eleven days raged a snow storm in America in the area of Eastern Colorado.
Many lonely, farms were cut off from any connection, and livestock, game and poultry were killed to thousands. The damage goes into the millions...
A chilled milk fresh from the cow... The U.S. Army transport aircraft were called to help. You make hay on board and start to supply the snow farms.
It rains the salvation of starvation - the farmers the certainty that they can count on also when disasters on effective help hay bales from the sky - for cattle.
c. horse racing, Australia in Australia but now is summer. If huddle there thousands on the Racecourse, decision in the Cup, the city of Melbourne to the see - then is the summer season now at its peak.
And the fashion to do this...
And now the race.
25 horses were good from the start, and Right away an exciting race over the two mile distance is evolving. The leadership changes - is still the favorite, the horse "Russia", with the Jockey Munro in the midfield. Now passes the favorite on the other horses and takes the tip leads the way.
"Russia" WINS with five lengths - the Jockey Munro brings it for the third time the Melbourne Cup.
04. around Christmas time...
The Christmas song belongs to the Christmas... Berlin 55 American and German young people have gathered, to practice Christmas songs.
During the week, they sing these carols in hospitals.
(Original sound). And now a Christmas game in Munich, the story of the good St. Nicholas, the bad sport, the puppet and - of good and less good children.
Even with the puppets, puppet is once again the rescuers from the emergency.
The most beautiful Christmas song...
128 years ago – on Christmas day of the year 1818 - composed Franz Xaver Gruber: silent night - Holy night.
Josef Mohr wrote the lyrics.
In the chapel in Oberndorf Sung this song for the first time.
Every year, the children's choir of Hallein around Christmas time sings: silent night, Holy night - the grave of Gruber's.
The children sing the original melody of the song, so how she has composed Franz Xaver Gruber.
01. Japan en her way to Democracy
For almost 2.600 years the Japanese emperors have held absolute autocratie.
After the surrender of the Japanese Army, the Occupation Forces ordered free elections for representatives of the people. Now Emperor Hirohito's power is taken over by a parliament elected by the Japanese people. In the house of the Imperial Diet in Tokio Emperor Hirohito reads a personal message to members of parliament and puts the new constitution into force.
In front of the building tens of thousands of people hail the Emperor and Empress Nagate, who still wears the old traditional costume. Constitution Day is [...]e feast day for the whole action.
Japan has taken a big step forwards on her way to Democracy.
02. Highlights from Germany:
a. P.O.W.'s from Egypt
The British hospital-ship "Oxfordshire" arrived in Hamburg Harbour with 467 wounded and sick German P.O.W.'s aboard, coming from Port Said. This is the first return of former members of the Africa Corps from Egypt. Some of the homecomers are carried on stretchers from the ship to a waiting hospital train.
German doctors and nurses take care of the sick and wounded on their way to the hospital.
Only after they have entirely recovered will they be discharged. The greatest part of the boys are healthy and dischargable. They will be transported to special camps, and from there, home - a Xmas surprise for many families in all four zones.
b. Hospital, Bad Mergentheim
In Bad Mergentheim Col. Backjord, the Director of the Health Dept. of Württemberg Military Government, put former barracks into the hands of the Württemberg-Bader Government. These barracks, which were used for P.O.W. camps, were transformed into hospitals by M.G.
Dr. Gerlach, representative of the Land-Government speaks:
These hospitals have been put into the custody of the Caritas Union.
The last signs of its former use are taken away. The hospital can now house 1.000 patients. The operation hall is fitted out with up-to-date medical equipment.
A hall with deck chairs for the convalescents.
From barracks to hospital - an important step to promote the public health.
c. Max Brauer
After the election the Senators of Hamburg, looking for a new Mayor, decided for the Nazi persecuted - Max Brauer, who came home from America.
The former town mayor Dr. Petersen gives him the document of naturalization. Max Brauer renounces his U.S. citizenship in order to become once more a German citizen.
d. Dog-show, Berlin
For the first time since 1943 Berlin is the scene of a dog-show - arranged in order to make a census of all pure-breed dogs left. The war has caused many victims among the dogs, too. Out of 225.000 dogs in Berlin in 1939, only 40.000 are left.
1.300 dogs were in the show - representing 700 different breeds.
A prize winner of the future ...
The master - and his dog ...
Two sizes - two breeds - one hope: to become a champion. Pure-bred dogs, police-dogs and blindman's dogs are provided with food - tickets -- and that's worth while.
03. News flashes from everywhere
a. Expedition to China
An American Superfortress has been missing two years since it untertook a flight across China.
Recently word has received that the plane had made a crash-landing in the mountains of South-west China. The survivors are reported to have been enslaved by mountain tribes. A search expedition was sent to rescue them. As far as possible the expedition travels by air - then by jeep and finally the ascent to the district of the savage mountain-tribes.
In the background the chain of the mountains in which the Superfortress crashed.
Recently a Chinese plane crashed in these mountains, too. Natives bring the dead bodies down.
The expedition will carry on to solve the mystery of the lost flyers.
b. Blizzard, USA
For 11 days a blizzard menaced the East Colorado district. Many remote farms were cut off from any communication - and thousands of animals died. The damage is estimated in millions ofdollars.
Refrigerated milk - U.S. Army transport planes were called to help. They take hay on board, and take off tu supply the snowedin farms.
It rains hay-bales - to save the cattle from starvation. The farmers know that they are not forgotten in their inter's isolation.
c. Horse-race, Australia
Summer season at its climax - thousands in Australia hurry to the racing-track to attend this years's Melbourne Cup. And the fashion show is on, too.- On the northern hemisphere these costumes would be out of season.
And now the horse-race.
35 thoroughbreds got away well, and a thrilling race begins over the 2 mile distance.
The favourite "Russia", with Jockey Munro up, is still in the middle of the field.
Now Munro passes the other challengers - takes the lead and sticks to it.
"Russia" went on to win by five lengths, making it. Derby Munro's third Melbourne Cup Victory
04. Around Xmas Time
German American choir, Berlin
Singing at Christmas - tide ...
In Berlin, 55 American und German young people join in Xmas songs. During Xmas week they will sing in hospitals, institution etc,
And now a Xmas puppet show - the play of the bogey-man Klaubauf, of St. Nikolaus, of Kasperl. and good and naughty children.
Kasperl is always the one who helps people in trouble.
The most beloved Xmas song ... 128 years ago - on Xmas-eve 1818 - Franz Xaver Gruber composed "Silent night - holy night ..."
The text was written by Josef Mohr.
Each year the Hallein Children's Choir sings "Silent night, holy night ..." on Christmas Eve at Gruber's tomb.
They sing the original melody of the song - according to Franz Xaver Gruber's music.
Persons in the Film
Beckjord ; Brauer, Max ; Gerlach, Walther ; Gruber, Franz Xaver ; Hirohito von Japan ; Mohr, Josef
Australia ; Berlin ; Bad Mergentheim ; Hamburg ; China ; United States ; Munich ; Halein ; Mergentheim ; Japan ; Garmisch-Partenkirchen ; Oberndorf ; Tokyo
Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Railways ; Returnees, evacuees, Outlander ; Dogs ; Disasters ; Children ; Expeditions ; Flags ; Women, mothers ; Musical events ; Political events ; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness) ; Shipping ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Search ; Animals (except dogs) ; War, prisoners of war ; Puppets ; People ; Christmas ; Winter ; Jobs ; aerial photographs ; Exhibitions ; Crew ; Dogs ; aftermath of war
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