1st London: Princess Elizabeth is honorary citizen Princess Elizabeth rides in horse-drawn carriage through London, totally. The mayor welcomed Princess Elizabeth before the Guildhall, half-close. Princess Elizabeth enlists in the honor book and gets presented, total piece of jewelry. The present rise. Princess Elizabeth speaks, original sound. The audience clapping.
(34 m) 2nd report from Germany a. Winifred Wagner established the casting Chamber swivel over the Auditorium. Winifred Wagner recite their defense speech, great. The judges of the casting Chamber. Judgment (450 days working, collection of 60% of assets).
(23 m) b. hurtgen forest: Minesweeper terrain of the Hürtgenwald near Aachen. Sign the 'Mines'. Tree stumps without crowns. Mines on the table. Minensuchabteilung goes through the woods with search equipment. Defusing mines. Explosion. Bauer take plough behind horse.
(29 m) c. Munich: fire drill fire truck drives through the street. Firefighter jumps out of car. Children as spectators, half-close. Firefighters spray with hoses. Jump in the jump mat. Fire ladder is extended. Fireman climbs ladder and bring man from the roof of a high-rise building. Demonstration of sparkling clear. Children play in the foam.
(36 m) d. Travemünde: sailing regatta sailing boats on the Baltic Sea. Sailors in the boat, half-close. Various settings of the ships. Turning to the buoy.
(30 m) 03 Hamburg today ruins of the city, totally. The Michel and the Bismarck Memorial. The Town Hall, the Chilehaus, the Sprinkenhof. Small house between debris shield closed due to involvement in the black market. The Jungfernstieg with cars and people. The Inner Alster Lake. Angle in the old town. Children play in the district. Tower of Michel, great. Damaged towers of St. Catherine's Church and the Nicolai Church. Crane transported debris. The debris is loaded into barges in canals. Tram cars and trucks driving on the Elbe bridge. Landungsbrücken. Pedestrian traffic on the street and tram. The main train station. Station square with trams and people. Tracks and the Stone Gate Bridge. Train arriving on the platform. The Lake room. Pleasure boat departs from the bridge. Alster steamer. Sailing boats before the Uhlenhorst ferry House and on the outer Alster Lake. Crowded beach of Blankenese. Road sign Reeperbahn. The great freedom with debris. Ferris wheel turns on the dome. The hopper and the Royal fortress on the Reeperbahn. The bunker on the Heiligengeistfeld, venue of the "scale variety show". Fishing boats in the fishing port. Barges. Shipyard equipment. Docks with ships. Shipyard workers in welding. Loading of goods in the port. Harbour with debris. Long swing through debris.
(111 m) 4th rafters on the River Salzach let Logger logs roll down the Hill. Tribes are channelled through channel and assembled for rafting. The rafters go with crampons on the smooth stems. The rafters steer the raft by the Salzach River. Journey through exciting whitewater.
(50 m) 05. Dachau. Dismissal of the last German prisoners of war from American captivity of German prisoners of war in the camp. Go to the release point. Label on the back of PW. Release licence will be issued. Sign food cards. Redundant in conversation with professional advisors. Prisoners of war load luggage onto trucks. General Frank Milburn adopted the last prisoners at ceremony. Excerpt from the camp. Major Walter Harwich, the last German prisoners of war.
London: Princess Elisabeth is honorary citizen Princess Elisabeth of England was honorary citizen of London. On the ride from Buckingham Palace to the Guildhall, the historic town hall in the British capital, the future heir to the throne is vividly celebrated.
The Lord Mayor of London receives the Princess.
The awarding of the honor pledge takes place after the altüberliefertem ceremony.
After registration in the honor book, piece of antique jewelry is presented to the Princess.
Then saith the youngest honorary citizen of London. You would like to thank the city of London and its inhabitants for the dignity conferred on her.
02. short reports from Germany: a. Winifred Wagner in Bayreuth was Winifred Wagner, the daughter-in-law of Richard Wagner, and managing its heritage, to be responsible for the casting Chamber.
The prosecution described it as a fanatical follower of national socialism. She was a member of the party and the owner of the gold medal since 1926. During the trial, Winifred Wagner read excerpts from their defence font.
A large number of relief - and witnesses came to speak.
The Chamber denied the question of provision, stressed the close friendship of Winifred Wagner but with the top layer of the party.
The verdict is on 450 days special work and forfeiture of 60% of the assets of the persons concerned.
The public plaintiff has appealed against the judgment.
b. Minesweeper, Hürtgenwald of the hurtgen forest near Aachen is one of the most mentioned and bloodiest battlefields of the last phase of the war.
This r was called forest of death, as administered by the soldiers - a forest without canopy without bird's nests, without life - is still today surrounded with barbed wire, because here literally every meter of mines was contaminated.
A German Minensuchabteilung is even now, two years after the Armistice, busy, to make the terrain again accessible. Thousands of mines and munitions of all kinds have been defused and destroyed, sometimes up to 1,400 mines per Mag.
But even here, life goes on. The farmer can purchase already back around his fields - if the dead trees still long of war will remember the horrors.
c. fire drill, Munich in Germany all fires increase to an ever increasing extent. In Bavaria, the Fire Department therefore conducted a fire prevention week.
During this event, the Munich Fire Department shows how to fight fires with the most modern equipment.
Jump mat, descender and hoses are the tools of the fireman.
The fire department engages in difficult cases with motor conductors.
This ladder here can be pulled out to a length of 45 metres. It is the longest in Germany.
A man is rescued from the roof of the Munich high-rise.
Million values per year lost by fire. Three quarters of all fires are preventable according to statistics: A warning and a reminder for everyone!
A demonstration of the Schaumlöschverfahrens forms the conclusion of the exercise. For the Munich youth, which gives the opportunity to a snowball fight in the middle of summer!
d. sailing regatta on the Baltic Sea of the 10 Baltic Sea race was performed Travemünde with the participation of more than a hundred boats. The event had rested for eight years; the resumption of this traditional sailing regatta was a resounding success.
Boats of all classes participated in the race: it three laps were driven with a runway length of 14 nautical miles for the cruisers and 10 for the dinghies.
Regatta on the Baltic Sea: a harmony of summer sports pleasures.
Hamburg Hamburg, Germany's second largest city today, is also one of the hardest destroyed cities of in Germany. By over half a million apartments that had Hamburg before the war, more than half through the events of the war have been destroyed or severely damaged.
45 million cubic meters of debris - that is the legacy of the Third Reich for Hamburg.
Famous buildings have been preserved in the town: the Town Hall and the two famous houses of Kontor: Chile House and Sprinkenhof.
And this is the smallest House in Hamburg – at the time it undergoes a malfunction.
The Jungfernstieg, Hamburg's representative shop and shopping street, is animated as eh and per. The Alster Pavilion No more exists, should rise but later new.
The modern Hamburg to the old corners of the city. The Kramer-office rentals the hardships of many times survived - even that of the war. St. Michael, the landmark of Hamburg, greets even today the sailors from afar. The heavily damaged St. Catherine's Church and the Church also damaged. Hamburg is in the rubble clearance at the top of all German cities. With moder guess the mass of rubble be moved tools. Everything that is not used to rebuild, is used to fill up dead waters. Also in the debris removal, Hamburg so kept its own flavor.
And even more enjoyable: the Elbe bridges are intact, and the traffic remain flooded by the Elbe tunnel. The vivid image of the city kept the unchanged characteristics of Metropolitan transmission. The station - although hit, but not destroyed - becomes more and more the cultural hub of Northern Germany.
The Lake waiting works again – it is an important factor in again resurrected ship traffic.
The old recreation places have remained: the outer Alster Lake.
The beach of Blankenese. And also St. Pauli, Hamburg's world-famous entertainment district, has a number of typical local attractions in the midst of severe destruction: the funnel and the Royal fortress. The large bunker on the Heiligengeistfeld is now configured as a variety show. Hamburg is especially port.-earlier the fishing port also played a minor role, he has a great importance as a base for fishing and as a gathering point where Harbour Life pulsates again today.
The big shipyards are orphaned. In the dock but it stirs again, are domestic and foreign ships for repair. The operation in the port at the end of the war came to a complete standstill. But already in 1946 here back significant amounts of goods were transshipped, especially food from abroad for the German Western zones. The May 1947 brought a record envelope with 529.000 tons.
Hamburg, severely affected by the wars, builds its future.
It wants to be the gate to the world again.
04. rafting on the salt well in the mountains, now is the high time of rafting. The stacked wood is abandoned and kehrbach to a reservoir. It then injects the individual tribes through a channel. The tribes are now measured, moved ashore, and set to the raft together.
A raft is about 30 square wood. This corresponds to the load of railway wagons.
Merging the tribes with willow and Hazel rods.
The rafters wear crampons to compete on the smooth stems.
Then it goes down the River Salzach in wild ride.
Skill, strength and experience include to safely control the raft by the raging water. The journey continues up to seventy kilometers. Rafting - a perilous profession - for the rafters only an adventure of everyday life...
05. the last American prisoners of war released before recently a last platoon of German prisoners of war left the Dachau camp. Thus, all in American hands German war prisoners in freedom are used. Overall, over 460,000 German prisoners of war were fired since May 1945 in the camps of Dachau, Regensburg, Bad Aibling.
The last formalities to be done. Now the long-awaited moment: the discharge permit will be issued.
Major Walter Harwich is handled as ultimate.
Then there are the severance pay and the first ration cards.
A professional consulting jobs gives the released prisoners of war. A group for example is associated with trucks to a new place of work on a building to Nuremberg.
In a ceremony, General Frank Milburn adopted the last German prisoners of war.
And then it goes with bag and baggage out of the camp in the new life as a civilian.
America has no German war prisoners.
Princess Elizabeth receives Freedom of the City
Princess Elizabeth of England received the Freedom of the City of London. On the drive from Buckingham Palace to the Guild Hall, the historic town-hall of the English capital, the heir to the throne receives rousing cheers.
The Princess is welcomed by the Lord Major of London.
The bestowal of the Freedom is performed according to the old traditional rules.
After the princess enteres her name into the Book of Honour she is presented with an antique brooch.
London's youngest citizen of honour speaks. She thanks the City of London and its people for the high honour given to her.
02. News Briefs from Germany:
a. Winifred Wagner
The Spruchkammer Trial against Winifred Wagner, daughter-in-law of Richard Wagner and custodian of his heritage, was held in Bayreuth. The bill of indictment marked her as fanatical follower of Nationalsocialism. She was a member of the Party since 1926 and owner of the Golden Party Award.
During the trial Winifred Wagner read excerpts from her defence. A great number of witnesses for and against the defendant was heard.
The board refuted the accusation of material gain but stressed Winifred Wagner's close friendship with the leading group of the Party. She was sentenced to 450 days of special work and confiscation of 60% of her fortune.
The public prosecuter appealed against this sentence.
b. Minesweepers in Huertgenwald
The Huertgen forest near Aachen is one of the most notorious and bloodiest battle fields of the last phase of the war.
This "forest of death" - as this wood without tree tops and any sign of life is called by the soldiers - is still fenced with barbed wire for each square yard is alive with mines.
A German mine Clearing unit is still engaged - two years after the armistice - in Clearing the area.
Thousands of mines and other war material have already been rendered harmless, often as much as 1.400 mines a day.
But here, too, life goes on. The farmers again cultivate their fields - although the dead trees Surrounding them will long remind of the terror of war.
c. Firebrigade Demonstration, Munich
Fires are increasing in the whole of Germany. Therefore a Fire Prevention Week is held by the Bavarian fire-brigades.
The Munich Fire Brigade shows in a demonstration how a blaze is fought with the most modern weapons.
Jumping netes, rope and hose are the equipment of the fireman.
In serious cases motor ladders are used. This ladder can be drawn out 45 meters, the longest in Germany.
Property worth millions is destroyed by fire each year.
According to statistics three-quarters of all fires could have been prevented.
A warning to everybody!
The demonstration is concluded by a foam extinguishing test. For the Munich youth a welcome opportunity for a snow-ball-battle in midsummer.
d. Regatta on the Baltic
More than 100 boats competed in the 10th Baltic boat race. For eight years these races were not held and the resumption of the traditional sailing regatta was a full success.
All types of boats were represented.
Three rounds had to be sailed with a distance of 14 sea miles for the cruisers and 10 for the smaller craft.
Regatta on the Baltic: a harmony of summerly sportive pleasures.
03. Hamburg to-day
Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, is also one of the most damaged towns of Germany. Of more than half a million houses in Hamburg before the war, 50% are entirely destroyed or heavily damaged. 45 million cubicmeters of rubble - that is the inheritance of the Third Reich to Hamburg. Yet in the city many well known buildings have escaped: the town hall and the two famous office skyscrapers: Chile house and Sprinkenhof. And this is the smallest house in Hamburg - at present suffering from a slight "Indisposition".
Jungfernstieg, Hamburg's representative shopping and. strolling street, is crowded as ever. The Alster Pavillon does not exist any longer but is slated for rebuilding.
From modern Hamburg to the old nooks and crannies of thecity of million The guild houses have survived the danger of many times, also those of this war. St. Michael's, the landmark of Hamburg, still greets the sailors from far away. The heavily damaged St. Katherine's Church and the also damaged Nicolai Church.
In the Clearing of rubble, Hamburg leads all German cities. Special equipment removes the masses of debris. What is not used for reconstruction is utilized to fill up dead waters. Thus Hamburg has her "personal touch" even in the removal of rubble.
And more good news: The bridges across the Elbe are intact, and traffic pours as ever through the Elb-Tunnel. The streets and squares show all the signs of metropolitan bustle and business.
The main Railway Station, hit though not destroyed is becoming more and more a focal point of North German traffic.
The Naval Observatory has resumed activity, an important factor in revived navigation.
The old recreation places are still there: the Aussen Alster. The bathing beach of Blankenese. And St. Pauli, too, Hamburg's renowned centre of entertainment, has still many of its typical attractions: the Trichter and the Alkazar.
The great air raid shelter on Heiligengeist Field was remodeled into a music hall.
But avobe all, Hamburg is a harbour. While formerly the fishing harbour was of secondary importance it now plays an important role as a centre for the fishing fleetings and other nautical activities.
The great dockyards are deserted. But German and foreign ships are again being repaired and overhauled.
At the end of the war acitivity in the harbour was entirely dead. But already in 1946 considerable quantities of goods where shipped and received here, mainly food stuffs from c[...]ersea for the German West Zones. In May 1947 a record quota of 529.000 tons of goods was reached. Hamburg, severely damaged by the war, builds up for a future.
Her aim is to become once again the Gateway to the World.
04. Rafting on the Salzach
This is the high season for rafting in the mountains. The mountains of wood are released and floated to a lake. Then the trees are sluised singly through a canal. Here the stems are measured, taken on land and leashed together into rafts.
One raft consists of 30 cubic meters of wood - that is the load of a freight car.
The rafts men wear crampons on the slippery stems. Then a swirling drive begins down Salzach river.
Skill and experience are required to steer the raft safely through the wild waters.
The trip is sometimes as long as 70 kilometers.
Rafting - a dangerous profession - for the raftsmen just an everyday adventure.
05. The last American POW discharged
Recently a last group of German prisoners of war left Dachau camp With that all German POWs in American hand have been set free. Altogether 460.000 German POWs were discharged since May 1945 from the camps of Dachau, Regensburg and Bad Aibling.
The last formalities. And then the great moment: discharge paper is handed over.
Major Walter Harwich is the last to be discharged.
The discharge pay and civilian food Coupons are issued.
A Labor Advisory Office is instrumental in finding jobs for the discharged POWs. One group, f.i., is brought by truck to their new working place on a Nuremberg reconstruction site.
In the frame work of ceremony General Frank Milburn releases the last German POW.
And then with all their belongings they go out into their new life as a civilian.
America has no longer any German prisoners of war.
Persons in the Film
Elisabeth II. von England ; Milburn, Frank ; Wagner, Winifred
Travemünde ; Hamburg ; Hurtgen forest ; Munich ; Bavaria ; Bayreuth ; Dachau ; Aachen ; London
Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Railways ; Justice ; Children ; Explosions ; fire protection ; Fire Brigade ; Forestry ; Medals, awards, honors ; Shipping ; exchange market ; Sailing ; Cities ; Debris ; Buildings ; War, prisoners of war ; Landscapes ; Transport: General ; festivals ; Weapons ; Jobs ; Construction ; Fire brigade ; aftermath of war
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