Welt im Film 347/1952 26.01.1952


01 updates soon a. Washington: Truman sends "Message to the nation" members stand and applaud, total. Truman speaks at the lectern, close to half, actuality (stabilization of the free world).
(22 m) b. Washington: Churchill speaks before Congress enters Churchill with wake room, totally. Churchill speaks interview (merger of the free peoples against communist aggression), great. Deputies clapping, total.
(20 m) c. Herleshausen: rally the FDP at the zone boundary torchlight procession. Bundestag Euler speaks, o-ton: "We call for the first a binding declaration of the Soviet Union as the command's the Pieck and Grothe well-being." VW with speakers. Listeners with torches. Speakers, great.
(24 m) d. New York: reception for Captain Carlsen KONFETTI rain on Broadway. Carlsen waves standing in the car, half-close. People on the side of the road. Mayor awarded certificate for Honorable services Carlsen before the Town Hall. Carlsen says, half-close.
(15 m) 02. Paris: Young Germans visiting the United Nations young men get on train. Frankfurt-Paris Est train sign. Palais Chaillot, great. Hall of the United Nations. Young people in front of UN building. Youth speaks to reporters, actuality: "we received really European here and have the opportunity for a fruitful and European work to evaluate our experience that we gained from the General Assembly and the meetings of the commissions, with the aim of a United States of Europe." Young against Notre Dame. Pan across the portal.
(35 m) 03. streiflichter from Germany a. Munich: European Championship of the professional dancers dancers on the floor. In the Viennese Waltz, you win German Paul and Margrit Krebs, no. 6 and no. 11, the Australian pair of World Championship in show dance. The winner Hugh Carter and Hazel Willis, England dance Foxtrot.
(38 m) b. Stuttgart: kitsch Museum woman gives coffee from coffee pot in the form of cat. Milk jug in the form of a cow. Liquor bottle in the form of a blowtorch. Skull and crossbones as a match holder. Liquor bottle with straws and medals. German hero shoe Polish. Toilet roll "Alone at last".
(27 m) 04 sports a. Krefeld: Prussia Krefeld - Canada 2-7 ice hockey game. Canada is far superior. Viewers jump. Attacked the Canadians and scoring.
(15 m) b. Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund - Schalke 04 3-0 game on snow-covered square. Players will fall on the smooth floor. Dortmund shoots two goals. Audience clapping, filling the screen. Third goal for Dortmund. Viewers raise arms, half-close.
(26 m) 5th Garmisch: International winter sports week opening: athletes running the ice with flags. Dr. Ehard opened the winter sports week, close to half. Snow is falling. Skating: World champion Dick button's freestyle high jumps. Snowy Garmisch. People dig out cars. Car drives with high snowfall on the roof. Snow plow. Blades out of the bobsled run. Four-man race: Bobs at the start and on the track in turns. The German Bob with Anderl Ostler starts and drives. The winning team with Anderl Ostler and Nieboer, half-close.
(74 m)


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Persons in the Film

Button, Richard ; Carlsen ; Churchill, Winston ; Ehard, Hans ; Euler ; Truman, Harry ; Carter, Hugh ; Krebs, Margit ; Nieberl, Lorenz ; Ostler, Anderl ; Willis, Hazel


Krefeld ; Dortmund ; Garmisch-Partenkirchen ; Paris ; Herleshausen ; Stuttgart ; New York ; Munich ; Washington


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Bobsleigh ; Railways ; Ice skating ; Border DDR/BRD, borders ; Interviews ; Education, youth ; Football ; Medals, awards, honors ; Political events ; sports audience, sports spectator ; sporting events ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Dance ; UN ; Buildings ; automotive engineering, automotive ; Art ; Works of art ; Curiosities ; Elections ; Winter ; Listener ; Hockey ; aftermath of war


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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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