Welt im Film 103/1947 16.05.1947


1st United States: The flying girl for everything - helicopter of flying helicopters. Helicopter lands on the roof and climb again. Helicopter lands on water surface. Start from the water surface. Settings of the biggest helicopter in the world. Rotating screw, big. Flight of the helicopter with two propellers. Landing. Vehicle flying helicopter and is lifted up (transport helicopter "Flying pickle").
(40 m) 02. streiflichter from Germany a. Alps North Sea Expreß (Munich - Bremerhaven) people on the train platform in Munich. Umkränztes train sign. Celebration at the Munich train station with speech of the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. ebony, big. Memory plaque, large. Munich's Mayor Dr. Sadiq nail handed over the badge the platoon leader. Departure of the train with waving on the platform and out of the train window. Travellers on the train during the journey. Travelers in the dining car. Sleeping car Porter when writing out sleeping car map. Arrival of the train in Bremen. Departure of train in Bremen.
(40 m) b. Berlin: malaria control driving boat on waters and sprays kerosene, to destroy breeding of Anopheles. Spraying car and airplane. Aerial view of Berlin.
(27 m) 03 pictures from all over the world a. Alaska: dog racing Pelztierjäger man is thrown high on the jump mat. Spectators with fur hats, great. The race sled dogs. The winner with his dogs, half-close.
(23 m) b. Tokyo: Emperor Hirohito at football game and garden party Hirohito enters the stadium. Total football. Viewers call held hands. Shot on goal. Hirohito on grandstand, total. Hirohito and Empress on garden party at the Imperial Palace, totally. Cat race: Participants tie bags with Katzenköpfen around the head and run backward. Hirohito, half-close. Hirohito claps.
(23 m) c. United States: water Ballet Sportstudentinnen jump one after the other from the edge of the pool with Swan dive into the water. Swimming performances above and under water.
(25 m) 04. Help for children a. Braunschweig: repatriation of children repatriation of children to their parents - BARROW on station with luggage. Children on train window. Women with children climb on the arm off the train. Children go to collection point. Children climb on trucks. Laughing children, great. Children waving from the car. Train (from above).
(33 m) b. school meals, two boys wear food pots. Children eat in the class. Crew officer prior to the class. Food is exhausted. Girls and boys at dinner, great.
(22 m) 5th sports events a. Wembley: Cup final Charlton Athletic - Burnley 1-0 people waving handkerchiefs from crowded grandstands, totally. The teams come out. Game scenes on the square. Players with wide long sports trousers. The game will be broadcast over loudspeakers in front of the stadium. Charlton goalkeeper keeps ball. Viewer, screen-filling. At the end of the regular season 0: door shoots 0 player by Charlton in the extension. Players embrace. The Duke of Gloucester presented the Cup team captains. Game guide with a Cup on the shoulders of supporters.
(63 m) b. Hamburg: German Heavyweight Championship Hein ten Hoff - Richard Grupe viewers, totally. Boxer in bathrobes in the ring. Among the spectators of Max Schmeling and Walter Neusel, half-close. First round: Boxer, palpate. Judge separates. Viewers on rooftops. Garrett to the ground must be in the third round. Garrett Get up and fight on. Renewed precipitation. Grupe will be counted. ten Hoff with wreath, large.
(59 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Ehard, Hans ; Gloucester von ; Hirohito von Japan ; Scharnagl ; Grupe, Richard ; Neusel, Walter ; Schmeling, Max ; Hoff ten, Hein


London ; Hamburg ; Tokyo ; United States ; Alaska ; Munich ; Braunschweig ; Berlin


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Boxes ; Railways ; Dogs ; Children ; Women, mothers ; Football ; Pests and pest control ; Swimming ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; People ; greyhound racing ; Welfare, aid agencies, care ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Jobs ; aerial photographs ; Entertainment, festivals ; Crew ; Dogs ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war


Newsreel (G)



Translated by Microsoft Translator


Welt im Film 103/1947

Country of Origin:

Year of Production and/or Release

Date of Release:
Year of Production:


Technical Data

Save all sequences:
Delete all:

75th Anniversary of the German Red Cross Tracing Service (October 18, 1945)

Millions of Germans are missing after the end of World War II. Flight and expulsion, bombings and evacuations have separated them from their families.

Two Wehrmacht officers initiate the „Red Cross, Refugee Relief Organisation, Investigation Service, Central Tracing File“ in Flensburg. It’s the last barely functioning Nazi enclave, where many people flee to from their bombed out cities and the encroaching Red Army.

The bureau tries to help uprooted people find their relatives with the help of the compiled name lists and index cards. Their work becomes standard for the broader tracing service that the German Red Cross set up in 1945 in their two headquarters in Hamburg and Munich.

Volunteers record the information regarding the persons sought and those searching. The information is then circulated on posters, ads and missing person announcements on the radio. By 1950 two thirds of 14 million received requests had been answered. The Children’s Tracing Service success is immense, almost all of the 300,000 registered cases are resolved.

One year after the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany President Theodor Heuss calls for the registration of prisoners of war and missing people. About 1,7 millions soldiers, civilians and children are still reported as missing.

To find out their whereabouts several million returnees are questioned, and beginning in 1957 a missing persons’ photo collection also helps in gathering information. That year the German Red Cross and the Soviet Red Cross agree to help each other with search requests. The end of the Cold War finally made it possible to evaluate Russian and other Eastern European archival inventory.  But more then one million fates remain unsolved until today. The search for missing people from World War II will end in 2023 as the number of requests has been dwindling.

Beginning in the 1970s foreign refugees who seek asylum in Germany have been able to get assistance from the tracing service to look for their relatives. This international work will continue. The German Red Cross also helps German ethnic repatriates with reunions and immigration procedures. People who have been the victim of forced adoption in the German Democratic Republic can also turn to the German Red Cross to find their birth parents.

More video clips on this subject

  • Welt im Film 48/1946

  • Welt im Film 78/1946

  • Welt im Film 103/1947

  • Welt im Film 232/1949

  • Welt im Film 247/1950

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience. Their use improves our site’s functionality.
For more detailed information please read our Privacy Notice.