Welt im Film 196/1949 25.02.1949


01 opening of Parliament in Canada first week pictures of the opening of Parliament. Parliamentarians clap at presentation of new members of Parliament. Troop presents. Arrival of Lord Alexander, the Governor of Canada. Lord Alexander in addition to his wife, half-close. Herold knocks on door, to report arrival of Governor. Lord Alexander welcomed the new Prime Minister Louis Stephan, Saint Laurent, half-close. Entry of members of Parliament. Lord Alexander brings the greetings of the English King.
(34 m) 02. streiflichter from Germany a. Hannover: registration of world citizens line in front of the Central Office of the citizen of the world. People can register as a citizen of the world. The most recent world citizen of the world on the arm of his mother in the hospital.
(22 m) b. frozen vegetables, peas on the treadmill are weighed and packed in boxes. Freeze. Storage in cold stores. Frozen vegetables will be sold. Mrs pour peas in saucepan.
(27 m) c. Upper Franconia: handle school Quadruplets Quadruplets (four girls). Pictures of the Quadruplets as babies. The Quadruplets at their confirmation, great. Three girls look the same, a girl differently.
(29 m) 03. The tragedy of Cardinal Mindszenty procession. Mindszenty on a Catholic demonstration in Raab, 1947. The St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, from above. Cardinal Spellman, large, protested against the arrest of the cardinal in Hungary. Rally in the Düsseldorf Rhine Hall. Prime Minister Karl Arnold and Cardinal Frings speak it.
(41 m) 04 United States: trials with the wind rises in aircraft pilot. Parachute jump. Pilot on trial stand. Pilot receives eye protection. Test. Flatter face, great.
(36 m) 5th war in the China Theater of war. Bombing. Cityscape Nanking. People flee homes. Mao Tse Tung, close to half and big. Li Tsung jen, President and successor of Tschiankaischek, great. National Chinese troops in the city. Streams of refugees on station, cars, furniture and rickshaws.
(42 m) 6th sports a. Hahnenklee: toboggan championships start, the toboggan sled, steerable sled. Slides in curves. Luger crashes.
(18 m) b. United States: basketball University in St. Louis - long Iceland at Madison Square Garden - game scenes. Shot from above. Goal throw. Viewers. Game scenes in ZL.
(26 m) c. Florida: Surf surfer surfing behind motorboats. Rachel falls into the water. Figure driving. Water spraying up. Jump in ZL. Jumper crashing on water skis, ZL.
(41 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Viscount Alexander; Arnold, Karl; Frings; Laurent, Louis Stephan Saint; Jen, Li Tsung; Tse Tung, Mao; Mindszenty; Spellmann, Francis


United States; Hahnenklee; Florida; New York; China; Nanking; Bizone; Düsseldorf; Hanover; Upper Franconia; Ottawa; Canada


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Basketball; Bombs; China; Trade, finance; Industry; Children; skydiving, skydiving; Refugees; Political events; Religious events; Tobogganing; sports audience, sports spectator; sports facilities; accident series; Buildings; Military; water skiing; Surfing; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Cinema commercials; Gastronomy; Scales; citizen of the world; Industrial; Military; aftermath of war


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Mao Zedong’s 125th Birthday (* December 26, 1893)

In the history of the 20th century Mao Zedong is remembered in a number of controversial ways—as China’s great innovator and visionary revolutionary, ruthless mass murderer and power hungry dictator, figure head of the student movement and icon of pop culture.  

The son of farmers was born on December 26, 1893. He would be politicized by the 1911 republican revolution, the May Fourth Student Movement against the Versailles Peace treaty and the writings of Marx and Lenin. In 1921 he participates in the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, three years later he moves up to the central executive committee. When a civil war breaks out after clashes with the Kuomintang, Mao organizes the struggle against the nationalist party of his opponent Chiang Kai-shek and pushes ahead with the development of a Red Army.  Over the course of the legendary “long march” that takes place in the mid-1930s he distinguishes himself as a leader of the Chinese communists. After the temporary formation of a united front against the Japanese invasion (1937-1945) the civil war ends after 22 years with the communist troops as the victor.  On October 1, 1949 the “great leader” proclaims the People’s Republic of China at the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Peking. From now on he wants to establish an encompassing communism and achieve the idea of a “new man”. His ambitious endeavour, to turn China from a backwards, agricultural society into a modern industrial state via the “great leap forward” is a catastrophic failure. Tens of millions of people die due to the hasty collectivization. In order to maintain his power position Mao initiates the „great proletarian cultural revolution“ in which he agitates millions of young people against his own party. In the wake of this “cleansing” hundreds of thousands of functionaries, artists and intellectuals are persecuted, tortured or killed, while countless of cultural assets are destroyed. The terror only comes to an end when Mao dies on September 9, 1976, its extent being downplayed for a long time. Nevertheless, the „Great Helmsman“ is still revered in China—and beyond, almost like a saint.

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