UFA-Wochenschau 139/1959 24.03.1959


01 United States: Planning of East-West Summit Conference Walter read Army Hospital. Meeting between McMillan and the Secretary of State Dulles, Eisenhower, Selvyn Lloyd. Sentry at the door.
(11 m) 02 South Atlantic: secret experiments with atomic missiles breakdown from NDW 478 / 3 - here something shorter: US aircraft carrier Norton sound in the South Atlantic. Missiles are launched.
(11 m) 03 unrest in Tibet Himalayas. Palace of the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, the spiritual and temporal head of the priest State, which is ruled by China since 1951. Visit Lama in China the Dalai Lama and Panchen.
(12 m) 04. Hamburg: new University children's Hospital children in children's Hospital. Baby bottles are sterile bottled. Babies. Sister feeds baby. Premature infants in incubators. X-ray. Brain waves are recorded. Older children read and tinker. Punch and Judy show.
(53 m) 05 Staffelstein. Adam Riese Museum portrait of Adam Riese is in stone carved House. Memorial plaque on House. Thanks from the year 1550 in Museum. 1 x 1. The 1st calculators and modern calculators.
(31 m) 06. Frankfurt. Fur for the summer fashion presentation in the Palm Garden. Fur jackets. Leopard jacket, mink stole, mink Cape.
(28 m) 07. Frankfurt: wedding on the wire rope bride in wedding gown head rises. Bride and groom on the wire rope. Official standing trust the couple on their head.
(24 m) of 08 Bremerhaven: German Indoor Swimming Championships 200 m Dolphin men's: Horst Weber / Bayreuth, WINS. Start and swimming. Audience clapping. Horst Weber, great. 100 m crawl ladies: start and swimming. It wins Ursel Brunner / Heidelberg, great.
(25 m) 09 Hamburg: boxing heavyweight champion: Albert Westphal defeated breakdown from NDW 478 MC bride / United States through technical k.o / 8 - this shorter: battle in the Ernst Merck Halle. Shock Exchange. The coloured MC bride to the ground is in the 6th round. Then, MC bride attacked violently. Westphal is on the defensive. 9. Round reels Westphal in the ropes and gives up. ZL shots of the fight.
(30 m) 10 Hamburg: HSV - football Bergedorf 85 6-0 game on the HSV space at the Rothenbaum. The 30 second 1:0 for the HSV. Attack Bergedorf. Goalkeeper Schnoor holds. Uwe Seeler is fouled. Forwards the 2:0 shoots viewers faces large, 2 boys clap. Krug shoots the 3rd and 4th goal. Uwe Seeler shoots two goals (not pictured).
(40 m) 11 Liverpool Aintree: Grand National breakdown of 478/9 - this shorter: 50,000 spectators on the course. 34 horses at the start of the race. Already the 1st obstacle jump horses. Massive crash at Beechers Brook. Death crash of the horse of Henry Purcell. Jockey is mistaken about the railway. Horses refuse from obstacle. Finally, there are 4 horses in the race. No. 6 oxo wins the 117th Grand National.
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Brunner, Ursel; Dulles, John Foster; Eisenhower, Dwight; Lloyd, Selvyn; McMillan, Harold; Scudamore; Weber, Horst; Westphal, Albert


Hamburg; Göttingen; Atlantik; La Rochel; Italy; Frankfurt; Australia; USSR; Tibet; United States; England; Bremerhaven


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Boxes; civil wars; Higher education; Children; Football; Political events; Rockets; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness); Shipping; Ships; Swimming; Technology; diving; Unrest; Art; Medicine; Engagement; Science; Fashion; Jobs; aerial photographs; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; Geophysical Year; Technology; transport


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UFA-Wochenschau 139/1959

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Title brand IKE, Mac Millan, Dulles, Lloyd, G. to Konf.
Origin: Metro rocket launch from the ship origin: Metro Tibet origin: Archive University children's clinic in Hamburg camera: Seib 400th anniversary of the death of Adam Riese camera: strong, Rieck, basic origin: Cine journal, State fur in the summer? Frankfurt camera: strong performers wedding a. d. wire rope origin: Pathé journal or Hallenmstrsch. d. Salas i. Bremerhav.
Camera: Luppa, Rieck boxes: Westphal/McBride camera: Stoll, Seib football: HSV/Bergedorf camera: Stoll, reason grand national origin: Pathé news end brand

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1959 Tibetan Uprising and the Dalai Lama’s Flight to India (March 10-21, 1959)

The Chinese had occupied Tibet for almost a decade when a rebellion erupts in the Central Asian country in March of 1959. When the People’s Republic was founded at the end of the Chinese civil war Mao Zedong decided to tackle “Tibet’s return to the Chinese motherland” and ordered the soldiers of his liberation army to invade a country that had been de facto sovereign since 1913. After a number of futile appeals to the United Nations Tibet is left with no choice other than to start negotiations with its overpowering neighbour. In the spring of 1951 they sign the “Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet,” which states that Tibet is granted extensive religious, cultural and political freedom, yet in reality things turn out quite differently. 

Pervasive intrusions and unwanted reforms feed the resentment of the populace and increasingly lead to civil unrest. In March of 1959 rumours about the potential kidnapping of Dalai Lama abound and as a result 300,000 Tibetans assemble in the capital to protect their leader. Ensuing protests for Tibet’s independence lead to open clashes. While the Dalai Lama manages to flee across the Indian border Peking relentlessly crushes the insurrection. Tens of thousands of Tibetans lose their lives, just as many follow his holiness into exile. China would rigorously enforce its claim to power and establishes communism as state doctrine. The Dalai Lama goes on and founds the Tibetan Government in Exile a few weeks after his arrival in India, which he heads until 2011.

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