Welt im Film 346/1952 19.01.1952


01 Bonn: The Bundestag is the Schuman Declaration at the Bundestag. Deputies Mrs. L. Schröder, great. Ollenhauer at the lectern, half-close. Blücher on the Government bench, half-close. Adenauer speaking, half close, o-ton: "prerequisite is that France and Germany At last understand what separates them is how insignificant, how big are the ways that they can achieve by joining forces. I ask, to make a decision which meets the size of the task." Deputies clapping. Voting. The counting of the vote. Ehlers has announced acceptance of the agreement. Adenauer is congratulated. Handshake with Erhard. Torchlight procession of young people after the adoption of the Treaty before the Palais Schaumburg. Adenauer speaking in front of House, totally.
(51 m) 02 updates soon a. Churchill in the United States leaks air independence. Churchill go down stairs and is welcomed by Truman, half-close. Behind Churchill on airplane stairs Eden. Churchill goes next to Truman, half-close. Greeting of the American Cabinet including Dean Achesons. Churchill speaks interview (close cooperation of peoples, peace), great. President Truman's yacht. Meeting with Churchill, Eden, Truman and Dean Acheson.
(24 m) b. Hamburg: Cardinal Frings blesses training ship Pamir Cardinal Frings on Board of the vessel and keeps worship, half-close. Midshipman, great face. Frings blesses the ship. Exit the Pamir on the Elbe. People waving from the shore.
(15 m) c. Bonn: reception for the Director-General of UNESCO of the Bundeshaus, totally. Silhouetted UN flag, great. Arrival of Torres bodet. Heuss keeps speech in the Federal Parliament, half-close. Torres bodet speaks, half-close.
(13 m) d. Frankfurt: return of Pastor Niemöller from Moskau Niemöller, laughing, half close, waving and at his desk.
(10 m) 03. streiflichter from Germany a. Berlin: film ball movie ball at the Hotel Esplanade. Albert Saenz, half close, Heidemarie Hatheyer, half-close. The Gloria Tisch Holst with Willi Birgel and Maria. Käthe Haak sitting next to Susanne Erichsen. Albert Saenz, great. Carola Höhn, great. Rudi Godden and Winnie Markus, laughing, half-close.
(17 m) b. travel radio car of the Bundesbahn lawyer sets record. Train. Travelers in the radio car maintained. Spokeswoman explains landscape.
(17 m) c. The whispering window face showcase. Delikatesauslagen, great. Voice whispers and touted the goods. COP walks in the shop window.
(16 m) 04 sports a. Sidney: Davis-Pokal finals Australia United States In the men's doubles play Tony Trabert - Ted Schröder, United States, against Fred Sedgman - McGregor, Australia. America loses. Spectator grandstands, rages. The Australian team trophy, half-close.
(21 m) b. Düsseldorf: German Figure Skating Championships Winners Freimut Stein, Ria Baran - Paul Falk and Erika Krafft run their routine before the weekly news.
(39 m) c. Florida: swimming and spring training mass swimming in the swimming pool. Art Knight on jumps.
(15 m) 05. The drama of the ship flying enterprise is located on the side of the sea. Bow of the ship is named. Rescue ship nearby. The ship sinks slowly. High-quality bug disappears. Reception of the captain, who remained until the very end on the ship, in England. Captain Carlsen surrounded by people to return.
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Persons in the Film

Baran, Ria ; Acheson, Dean ; Adenauer, Konrad ; Birgel, Willi ; Blücher, Franz ; Bodet, Torres ; Carlsen ; Churchill, Winston ; Eden, Anthony ; Ehlers, Hermann ; Erhard, Ludwig ; Erichsen, Susanne ; Frings ; Godden, Rudi ; Haack, Käthe ; Hatheyer, Heidemarie ; Heuss, Theodor ; Höhn, Carola ; Holst, Maria ; Markus, Winnie ; Niemöller, Martin ; Ollenhauer, Erich ; Schönhals, Albrecht ; Schröder, Luise ; Truman, Harry ; Falk, Ria ; Kraft, Erika ; MacGregor ; Sedgman, Frank ; Schröder, Ted ; Stein, Freimut ; Trabert, Tony


Sidney ; Düsseldorf ; Florida ; Bonn ; Berlin ; United States ; Nuremberg ; England ; Hamburg ; Frankfurt ; Washington


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Railways ; Ice skating ; Trade, finance ; Disasters ; Europe, EDC, EEC ; Flags ; filmmaking ; Pacts ; Policy ; Political events ; Religious events ; Shipping ; Swimming ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Tennis ; UN ; Buildings ; Social events ; Contracts ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Policy ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war


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Welt im Film 346/1952

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Sinking of the SS „Flying Enterprise“ (January 10, 1952)

The world got to see a real thriller unfolded before their eyes at the turn of the year 1951/52, when the ship "Flying Enterprise" faced distress at sea. Carrying 1,300 tons of pig iron, 900 tons of coffee and 10 passengers, the freighter had left Hamburg for New York on December 21 and was caught in a severe hurricane about 400 nautical miles west of the British Isles. After a break in the rudder spindle the cargo shifted, putting the ship in a dangerously inclined position. Attempts by the crew to install an emergency rudder failed, so that on December 28 the engine was stopped and a distress call was issued. Several ships came to the aid of the "Flying Enterprise," but it was only when the severity of storm subsided somewhat four days later, that were they able to bring the castaways to safety. Captain Kurt Carlsen remained on board to wait for the ocean-going tug „Turmoil“, which arrived on January 3, to rescue his ship, which by now listed 60-degrees to port.

The 37-year-old Dane refused to give up, despite repeated failures to attach a tow in still stormy seas. With the help of a volunteer from the "Turmoil", the manoeuvre finally worked and the towed convoy set a hopeful course for the emergency port of Falmouth in Cornwall. However, five days later- and only about 40 nautical miles from the destination - the hawser broke and the "Flying Enterprise" made leeway. After unsuccessful efforts to establish a new towing connection and with a list of now 90 degrees, the captain finally had to admit defeat and leave the ship with his helper in the afternoon of January 10. He watched from the deck of the "Turmoil" as the freighter sank before his eyes a short time later.

Newspapers, radio stations and newsreels all around the world reported about these events at sea and the bravery of Carlson, who was considered a hero. On his arrival in England Carlson was greeted with a pageant. A few days later he was awarded the Silver Medal for Meritorious Service by the insurance company Lloyd's of London. Last but not least, he was honoured with a ticker tape parade in New York City.

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