Welt im Film 159/1948 11.06.1948


01 streiflichter from Germany a. Karwendel mountains: Alpine lift mountains and Lake. Cows go next to Lake. Cows and calves in buoyancy. Shepherd with beard, great. Sheep go through snow. Pigs will be driven forward and on a wheelbarrow. Cows on the pasture. Senner and dairymaids when cleaning the barrel of butter. Alpine pasture-fed cows.
(31 m) b. bad Lauterberg: meeting the shortwave - amateurs welcome. Professor Bartesl, Göttingen, holds large unit. People clap. Exhibition by transmitting and receiving devices. Surrounded radio audience. Young people with the passing of the recipient audit.
(21 m) c. Berlin: liquid stockings detailed legs and old-fashioned shoes painted stockings with seam, large. Girls paint their legs with brown liquid in the Strandbad Wannsee and pull seam with eyebrow pencil. Girls legs go up stairs, great.
(20 m) 02 sport a. London: Athletics - match 80 m hurdles women: Maureen Gardner runs new British record time. Occupied Auditorium. Starter gun. 100 m men: start and run. The Mac Donald Bailey Haque sprinter WINS with 10.7 sec. Baley, great.
(17 m) b. Cuxhaven: high seas regatta sailboats on the North Sea. Boats are in the wind. Boat leaves at turning buoy.
(33 m) c. California: trotting home with new start engine. Car continues with the starting grid. Traber, half-close. Driver succumbs to a heart attack in the Sulky and falls to the ground. Horse crashes with cars. Traber in slow motion before the finish.
(23 m) 03 Hamburg: the Kleinsthof - settlement in a new form. Prototyping in Planten un Blomen young woman opens window of the farmhouse. Woman sits at the table and knits. Woman in bathroom with washing bucket. Young girl with hay in the barn. You feed the two cows. Two piglets into the stable. Girl feeding geese. Fruit trees are sprayed. Farmer plowing with motor plough. Bauer family moves on tractors.
(41 m) 4th Württemberg: Soapbox boys working on Soapbox. Red Cross nurse young Starter binds to. Boy with hood, size. Start the driver and race. Riding on a wet track. Boy crashes. Winner receives care package.
(38 m) 5th war in Palestinian city of Jerusalem. British troops leaving Palestine. You go aboard a transporter in Haifa. David Ben-Gurion announces establishment of the Jewish State of Israel, close to half. The Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok moving through crowd. Map of Palestine - Egypt. King Faruk of Egypt and King Ibn Saud of Arabia in advance of troop formation. King Abdullah of Transjordan, half-close. Marching Arab troops. Jewish troops in Haifa. Arab prisoners will be investigated for weapons. Women with baggage. Dr. Waizmann, President of the State of Israel, on State visit to Washington, half-close. Jewish volunteers say goodbye at the train station in Frankfurt. Waving Jewish flag. Horn of Cresap, chimney, large. Volunteers at embarkation in the port of Marseille. Girls wave to ship moving out from the country. Interned Jews on Cyprus will be released. Count Bernadotte, great on the phone. Aerial view of Jerusalem.
(97 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Bailey, Mac Donald; Abdullah von Transjordanien; Bartels, Wolfgang; Bernadotte, Folke; Faruk von Ägypten; Gurion, David Ben; Ibn Saud von Arabien; Shertok, Mosche; Weizmann; Gardner, Maureen


London; California; Cuxhaven; Württemberg; Frankfurt; Israel; Bad Lauterberg; New York; Palestine; Karwendel; Hamburg; Jerusalem; Berlin; Marseille; Transjordan; Sweden; Paris; Washington


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Narcotics, drugs; Hobby; Flags; News, communications; Shipping; Sailing; Soapbox; Sports details, fouls; sports audience, sports spectator; Cities; Animals (except dogs); harness racing; parts of the body: eyes, noses, mouths, ears, beard, hands, legs; War, prisoners of war; maps; Landscapes; Athletics, jogging, fun run; Men; Military; Livestock, livestock; Agriculture; Fashion; Jobs; aerial photographs; German 99.169 weekly show GmbH:; Agriculture; Military; aftermath of war


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70 Years of Israel (May 14, 1948)

To some it is a dream come true, others consider it „Nakba“ („catastrophe“), the beginning of flight and displacement. On the afternoon of May 14, 1968, Ben Gurion proclaims the founding of the state of Israel. It is a few hours before Great Britain’s Mandate for Palestine expires, which it had taken on after World War I, with the consent of the League of Nations. In 1917 the British Foreign Secretary Balfour had declared his administration’s support for “the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine” while simultaneously raising the Arab population’s hopes concerning their own national ambitions. But after the Shoah and the end of World War II, the exodus of the European Jews to Palestine heats up the conflict. Soon there are not just militant altercations between the Zionist and Arab national movements but protests on both sides against the British rule. Exhausted from the war the United Kingdom does not feel capable of continuing its mandate, and in 1947 it transfers the “Palestine question” to the newly founded United Nations. The majority of the UN-General Assembly follows the recommendations of a special council and votes for the separation of a Jewish and Arab state on November 29 of the same year.

While the Jews of Palestine are happy about this decision the Arabs consider it inacceptable. Arab attacks against Jewish settlements occur, followed by Zionist retaliation. The declaration of independence six months later leads to additional escalations. In the night before May 15, troops consisting of an Arab alliance from Egypt, Syria, Transjordan Lebanon and Iraq attack the young neighbouring country, with the explicit goal to “drive the Jews into the ocean.” Despite their overwhelming superiority the attackers are unable to assert themselves—Israel emerges as the clear victor of the first Near East Conflict in 1949, this includes considerable territorial gains. 

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