Welt im Film 199/1949 18.03.1949


01 updates soon a. commemoration of Gandhi's death day Indians. Nehru put down at Memorial wreath. Indians sit at the place where Gandhi's body was burned.
(16 m) b. Italy: construction of the Monte Cassino monastery ruins of the monastery during the war. The US Ambassador is planting olive tree at the beginning of the reconstruction. Debris. Reconstruction, sculptures.
(26 m) c. Hawaii: Vulkan Mauna Loa clouds of smoke coming from the volcano. Glowing lava flows, night scene, aerial view.
(19 m) d. United States: flight around the world without landing pilots get on plane B-50. Start in Texas. Flying aircraft. Refueling in the air. Flight route on the map of the world drawn. Landing and waving after returning to Texas. Congratulations for pilots.
(30 m) 2 Munich: pawnshop yesterday and today empty spaces of the Leihamtes. Rain drips in rooms. Empty shelves. Coffins are kept in a pawnshop. Snake face lending. Man checks objects. Withdrawal of money.
(30 m) 03. England: Science helps mothers of infants. Doctor and nurse in bed sick. Sister newborn in her arms, big. Laboratory investigations. Doctor shows effectiveness of inhaler for pain-free birth. Insensitivity to pain. Crying baby.
(29 m) 04. people make clothes for spring and summer fashion shows in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Berlin. Long wide dresses and jackets. Wide jackets. Dress with low back neckline.
(44 m) 05. streiflichter from Germany a. Duisburg: Rhine ship basing coal Holland barge is loaded with coal. Barge on the Rhine River near border control.
(14 m) b. Düsseldorf: postage stamp forgery unit stamps, big. Stamps in the shop window. Exchange on the black market. Collectors considered brand with magnifying glass. Specialist checks brands.
(25 m) c. Munich: Aquarium at the Tierpark Hellabrunn alligator Pike in Aquarium. Fish eats little fish. Vulture turtles swim. Piranhas at feeding. Skeleton of the bait.
(24 m) 06. Hannover: The big football event: Northern Germany against South Germany 1:0 inlet of the teams. Kick-off. Pass from South Germany. Goalkeeper Flotho holds. Second half: Turek, South Germany, keeps the ball. Bung bottle scores goal for the North. Embrace the players. Centre forward of the North galley breaks through, but Turek holds. Viewers run after the game on the square.
(49 m)


Persons in the Film

Gandhi, Mahatmah; Nehru, Indira; Gernhardt; Flotho; Spundflasche; Turek, Toni


Hanover; Italy; Düsseldorf; United States; India; Munich; Hawai'i; England; Frankfurt; Berlin; Duisburg; Monte Cassino


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Banking, banking; Bombs; stamps; India; Disasters; Children; Football; Night; Rain; Shipping; sports audience, sports spectator; Animals (except dogs); Debris; War, prisoners of war; Electronics; Medicine; Volcano, volcanoes; Customs; Zoo, Wildlife Park; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Fashion; Jobs; aerial photographs; Construction; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; finance; aftermath of war


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First Flight to Circle the World Nonstop (February 26 – March 2, 1949)

On February 26, 1949 a long-range bomber took off from Carswell Air Force Base in Texas with a very special mission: the first non-stop circumnavigation of the earth. A Boeing B50A Superfortress—the upgrade of the B-29 Superfortress, that had been deployed quite frequently for the bombings during World War II—was equipped with an extra tank in the bomb bay. The plane is refuelled four times midflight: above the Azores, Saudi-Arabia, the Philippines and Hawaii. The total crew of 14 under the command of Capt. James Callagher changes after 37,000 km for 4-6 hour shifts. After 94 hours and 1 minute—2 minutes earlier than calculated—the “Lucky Lady II” reaches its originating airport. All crew members are awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross, and are honoured by the National Aeronautic Association with its annual Maykay Trophy and by the Air Force Association with its Air Age Trophy recognizing them for their outstanding work. They not only set a new record but in light of the onset of the Cold War they had proven that the US-Air Force was able to reach any place in the world with atomic bombs.

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