UFA-Wochenschau 163/1959 08.09.1959


01 Eisenhower in London in the US Embassy meets Eisenhower old comrades of war, Eisenhower sits down on the sofa next to Churchill and McMillan. Close-up of Eisenhower, Churchill's close up. Review: World War II. Invasion of France. Land forces on the Atlantic coast.
(12 m) 02 Eisenhower in Paris Review: World War II. Eisenhower entry into Paris as the winner. 1959: horse guards accompanied Eisenhower and de Gaulle standing in an open car. Eisenhower put down the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Ride the motorcade on the Champs of Elysées.
(18 m) 03 Albert Schweitzer visited his native Alsace Albert Schweitzer is meadow, ringing the Bell at home. Book stack in his work room. Close-up of Albert Schweitzer writes interpretation of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Albert Schweitzer plays organ.
(24 m) 04. Wernher von Braun holds lecture on Wernher von Braun's rocket research actuality: "should we set today's our work on the development of outer space, because missiles can be used militarily as aircraft? Where end all these questions? Should we wait for the red flag goes up on the Moon? And at the end is perhaps the most serious issue of all. Should the free world have really become obsolete their armament, as long as there is no absolute guarantee, that all efforts in the field of the development of newer, more efficient weapons be set beyond the iron curtain?" Awarding of Medal for Aviation pioneers. Clapping. Aviation veteran.
(41 m) 5th air show Farnborough double helicopter whiz, Hovercraftfahrzeug on cushion of air gliding, hunters with missiles and aircraft. Aerobatic team with contrails.
(35 m) 06. Hamburg: exhibition you and your world of old-fashioned kitchen. Woman wearing wash pot on stove. Washing on washboard. With inscription glad you met his duty decorative towel. Modern kitchen. Table is drawn from Cabinet. Bread machine is folded out. Automatic oven. Washing machine. Playground. Mothers learn to play. Dry winding course for fathers with dolls. Doll is bathed.
(46 m) 07. Munich: Rock ' n roll in Bräukeller dance on the dance floor in the disco. Rock'n ' roll dance.
(25 m) 08 poodle race at the Funkturm radio tower. Poodles are released and race across field to mistress or master. White poodle running in the area. Winner will receive Freesat and sparkling wine.
(18 m) 9 Hamburg: German Greyhound Derby Greyhound is massaged. Race the Barsoys behind bait here. Man turns tractor for the bait. Greyhound is used in the start box. Start and racing of greyhounds. Winners dog receives wreath.
(23 m) 10 Berlin: boxing light heavyweight in the Germany Hall Gustav Scholz, European champion in the middleweight division, defeated Jonny Halafihi, England after points. Gong beat. Impact exchange among viewers Eddi Constantin, great. In the 10th round, Halafihi must briefly to the ground. Both Boxer after the fight in a bathrobe in the ring.
(22 m) 11 Oberhausen: Speedway Championships starts and race. Cornering. 20 runs with 4 drivers on the track. Viewers keep towels or newspapers in front of the face. Joseph Hofmeister, Germany, at the award ceremony with wreath as the best rider. Team European Champion at the Speedway in 1959 was Sweden.
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Braun von, Wernher ; Churchill, Winston ; Constantin, Eddie ; Eisenhower, Dwight ; Gaulle de, Charles ; McMillan, Harold ; Schweitzer, Albert ; Halafihi ; Hofmeister, Josef ; Scholz, Gustav


Hamburg ; Farnborough ; Frankfurt ; Berlin ; Stuttgart ; Munich ; Alsace ; England ; Paris ; Oberhausen


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Boxes ; Dogs ; Jazz ; child care, education problems ; aircraft ; motor sports ; Rockets ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Cultural events ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Exhibitions ; Geophysical Year ; Dogs ; transport


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UFA-Wochenschau 163/1959

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Title brand 7, 6 Eisenhower m. alt. War buddies, England origin: Pathe news Eisenhower Archivaufn. as the winner, with de Gaulle Paris Eisenhower origin: Pathé Journal of Albert Schweitzer camera: strong Wernher v. Braun OVR. Raketenforschg. (O - t Frankfurt) camera: strong, Vlasdeck Medal for Aviation pioneers camera: strong, Vlasdeck air show Fannborough origin: Pathe news "You & your world", Ausstellg. Hbg. camera: student rock ' n' roll in the Bräukeller, Münch.
Camera: Vlasdeck Pudel race, Berlin camera: Jansen, Greyhound racing, Hamburg camera: Stoll, Rau, Pahl boxes G. Scholz/Halafihi, Berlin camera: Pahl, Jansen Speedway Championship, Oberhausen camera: students, o Connor final brand 3, 1

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Wernher von Braun’s 110th Birthday (* March 23, 1912)

Wernher von Braun was both an undisputed pioneer of space travel as well as a highly controversial figure. He first built the V2 terror weapon for Hitler and later the moon rocket for the US space program under President John F. Kennedy.

Born in 1912 in Wirsitz (Wyrzysk), in what is now Poland, and raised in Berlin, he got infected with the "rocket fever" as a teenager. He studied mechanical engineering and physics and started working for the Kummersdorf military rocket testing station as part of his doctorate. At the age of only twenty-five, he became technical director of the newly established Army Research Center in Peenemünde on Usedom. Over the next few years, he worked on the development of large rockets. During tests in 1942, the "Aggregat 4" was the first man-made object to reach space and was therefore considered a milestone in rocket research. Declared by Nazi propaganda to be the "Retaliation Weapon 2" ("V2"), from 1944 on, the rocket was used around 3,200 times, mostly in attacks against England and Belgium, killing more than 8,000 people. However, far more victims were claimed by the use of forced labourers in the production of the weapons, which was relocated to an underground plant near Nordhausen after an Allied bombing raid on Peenemünde.

Shortly before the end of the war, von Braun and his closest associates defected to the US Army. A short time later, they were brought to the USA as part of the secret „Operation Paperclip". They were to use their know-how to advance US rocket research as part of the Hermes program. In the ensuing years, von Braun played a key role in the construction of the Redstone and Jupiter rockets. In 1959, by now an American citizen, he finally moved to NASA, which had been founded after the "Sputnik shock". As part of the Apollo program, he led the development of the Saturn rocket, which was essential in making the moon landing possible, for which he was considered a hero. His involvement in the Nazi regime, especially his membership in the SS and his co-responsibility for concentration camp slave labour, only came to public attention after his death in 1977, not least because of his merits in the space race.

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