UFA-Wochenschau 141/1959 07.04.1959


01 food: Exhibition on the history of photography exhibition at the Folkwang Museum. Camera pans. Great lens. Pictures of cameras from the beginnings of photography 1826th old photos. Pictures of the Crimean War 1855. asked kidnapping romance of 1862 Abraham Lincoln. Motion study of a dog. Burning Zeppelin. Modern photography. Photos by Otto Steinert, avant-gardist, great. Portraits.
(32 m) 02. Hanover: exhibition cartoons by H. E. Köhler cartoons: "Adenauer levers up 6 men", "German Michel", "Breast ladies". H. E. Köhler actuality: "with my cartoons I want criticism on current affairs. Sometimes they are unfortunately also a charge equal. To be fair, in all directions, it is natural for me. I hope that I have succeeded in creating symbols of our time."
(25 m) 03 Mainz: 10 years NATO parade troops from 9 NATO countries at the NATO Supreme Commander General Norstad, General Valluy and Federal Minister von Merkatz March past. A German army unit marches to the tip, then soldiers from Belgium, Brits, Canadians with bagpipes, French, Americans. Air parade.
(47 m) 04. Spain: the Valley of the fallen General Franco inaugurates Memorial to casualties of the Spanish civil war. Large cross on the Hill. Basilica in rock hewn. Ordained a priest. Franco and wife.
(21 m) 05. The flight of the Dalai Lama Tibet-India border. Refugees from Tibet after China has crushed uprising. The pristine Tibet show recordings from the film seven years in Tibet, by Heinrich Harrer. Chinese invade. Dalai Lama and refugees.
(34 m) 06 Australia: Folk Festival smoke signals. Rider. Guests arriving by plane. Festival participants of whites and indigenous people. Dances of indigenous people with masks, painted.
(18 m) 07. Suriname: children artists boy runs on cable. Tour of a European circus. Jugglers. Power artists. Snake charmers with rope.
(21 m) 08. Georgia: Turner Assarijan trained schoolchildren mat is laid out. Somersaults. Pushups, gymnastics. Balance beam. Assarijan turns out the rings.
(20 m) 09 Stockholm: boxing Ingemar Johannson training battle of the European champion in heavyweight Ingemar Johannson without head protection. As viewers Max Schmeling, is great. Max Schmeling as a referee in the ring.
(23 m) 10 Dortmund: table tennis World Championship breakdown from NDW 480 / 12 - only: SIDO / Hungary defeated final Yung Kuo Tuan / China.
(29 m) 11 Düsseldorf: Fortuna Dusseldorf - 1 FC Cologne 3:4 boys beat wheel. Viewers filling picture. Game scenes. In the 24th minute 1:0 for Cologne. 2nd half: Santana shooting what Cologne 2-0. Shot on goal Düsseldorf. Large audience. Goalkeeper Ewert holds. Under the Sepp Herberger, audience size. Compensatory goal by Düsseldorf 3:3 on free-kick. Jubilation. Shortly before end of Cologne the 4: shoots 3 (47 m)

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Assarijan; Brown, Charles; Dalai Lama; Köhler, H. E.; Merkatz von, Joachim; Norstad, Lauris; Schmeling, Max; Steiner, Otto; Herberger, Sepp; Johanson, Ingemar; Schanginjan; Franco, Carmen


Food; Hanover; Spain; Hamburg; India; Tibet; Mainz; Italy; Australia; North Australia; Brussels; Stockholm; Düsseldorf; Dortmund; USSR; Madrid


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Boxes; close-ups, detail; Children; Escape; Refugees; Football; Parades; Reviews; Special reports; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Dance; table tennis; Gymnastics; Buildings; Art; Works of art; Events; festivals; Circus; NATO; Jobs; Exhibitions; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; transport


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UFA-Wochenschau 141/1959

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(Photo show in Essen a title brand) old camera: strong photo show in Essen b) modern camera: Luppa cartoons by H. L. Kohler camera: Seib, students 10th anniversary d. NATO i. Mainz and NEAP.
Camera: Basic, Luppa origin: iNcom, SEDI Memorial in the Valley of the fallen i. chip.
Origin: No.-do Tibetan origin: vis news, gek. Material UFA folk festival in Australia origin: Cine sound children circus in Surinam origin: Polygoon soot. Turn master origin: DEFA Max Schmeling in Stockholm origin: Svensk film table tennis final, Dortmund camera: Seib, student football.: Fortuna Düsseld. / 1 FC Cologne i. Haupt.
Camera: Stoll, Luppa, basic 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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