UFA-Wochenschau 176/1959 09.12.1959
01 Fréjus: flood disaster on the French Riviera Malpasset dam break after heavy rains. Tidal wave flooded the town of Fréjus. Destruction. Scree, cars flipped over. Debris. Salvage operations, after masses of water are drained. Mud. Furniture in the open air. Search for dead and missing. More than 500 dead. Coffins and priest. Crying people. Funeral procession.
(30 m) 02 world travel President Eisenhower - 1 station Rome U.S. air force aircraft rolls out. Map of world travel program, Eisenhower, 36.000 km, 11 major cities. Station Rome and Vatican City: President Eisenhower and President Gronchi step out front of the stand. 15s presents. Pouring rain. Wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Handshake Eisenhower Gronchi. (Topic: preparing for a scheduled Summit Conference). Ride through the Vatican. People clap. Transparent: Thank you thank you President Eisenhower. Nuns at the Vatican. Rosary in hands. Eisenhower in audience with Pope John XXIII's Swiss guards. Ankara: giant poster with head of Eisenhower. Drive through the city with escort, Eisenhower standing in car. People cheering.
(25 m) 03 Soltau: practice shooting with the "Honourable John" (field artillery rocket for the German armed forces from the United States will rocket launcher transported to. Panel: Caution shooting sharp A firing in progress. Military observers. Launchings of missiles with fire tail. (Range 30 km).
(20 m) 04 Rendsburg: Moor blasting for road construction set by blasting. Sand mountains are covered. Demolition expert gives signal. Ignition. Demolition. Sand mountains fly high and should penetrate into the Earth cracks to the consolidation of the soil.
(20 m) 05. noise siren shrills, traffic COP whistles, missile launch, Horn Cresap rail and car traffic, exhaust, big, bike, road works with Jackhammer between paving stones. Ear, that's great. Graph eardrum. Man holds to the ears. Jet fighter, radio music. Man closes window. Disco, buckets rattle on Court. Man scares up out of bed. Telephone rings. Ranting and banging. Family room. Man reading newspaper, knits women, children play. Woman puts on slippers and goes to window.
(34 m) 06 smart and forgetful: small causes – great effect forgetful injured on Vice and wipe with dirty handkerchief hand clever warns of blood poisoning and tells of a colleague who lost his finger in the same manner. Maria runs quickly in infirmary.
(35 m) 07. Munich: Theodor Gämmerler Theodor Gämmerler cribs baby and woman sitting at table and build large Nativity, Nativity figurines.
(23 m) 08 United States: advent - Hollywood: Santa Claus parade in New York is situated between skyscrapers big fir-tree. Santa Claus parade in Hollywood with music band, car with depictions of the nativity story, Hollywood artists open cars. Girls marching up, King Kong figure, Chinese big head, white ass on roller skates, on floats is sitting Santa Claus.
(20 m) 09 Stockholm: 40 years of Gymnastic Association children and adolescents gymnastic demonstrations. The Swedish gymnastics mother Maja Carlquist. Girl jumps through the box.
(16 m) 10 Gelsenkirchen: harness racing at the winter price flying start. Horses in the race. Film carriage with cameraman. No. 5 solitary man wins.
(19 m) 11 Berlin: boxes in the Germany Hall - Bubi Scholz defeated André Drille / France by k.o of violent shock Exchange. Viewers and audience size. In the 8 round must Drille to the ground. He kneels in the corner of the ring. Referee counts. Gong beat. In the 14th round picks Drille still once at, but Scholz counters. Drille must to the ground, is reeling in the ring. Drille teetering on the point. Referee stopped fight because of disabilities. Bubi Scholz and André Drille after the fight, big.
12. Zugspitze: opening door the Zugspitzhaus with crows undLeuten on deck chairs in the Sun. Bartender mixing drinks for bar guests. Snowman. Ski lift. Skier and skier fall. Opening door. Bärbel Hornsteiner wins the ladies / SC Partenkirchen in the men's Beni o Doherty / Rottach-Egern. Close-up shots of the winner. Fall runner.
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Sachindex Wochenschauen; Boxes; Gymnastics; Disasters; Musical events; natural disasters; Armor; Ski, skiing, ski jumping; Blasting; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Technology; harness racing; environmental protection, pollution; Accidents; accident prevention; Art; Works of art; Medicine; Events; Christmas; winter pictures; Science; Jobs; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; Health, hygiene; Technology; transport
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- Federal Republic of Germany
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- Title brand of 7, 6 tsunami v. Fréqus / French RIV.
Origin: Eclair, Eclair, Gaumont Eisenhower in Rome origin: Metro, SEDI, Incom, vis news rocket "Honest John", Soltau camera: students, basic Moor blasting for road construction, Rendsbg.
Camera: Student, Rahim, Oakley noise abatement origin: Pathé journal, Metro smart and forgetful.
Cribs baby Gämmerler, Munich camera: Vlasdeck Nikolaus in Hollywood origin: Metro Ling gymnastics, Stockholm origin: Svensk film trotting Gelsenkirchen camera: strong, basic, Rieck Drille Bolzano Bubi Scholz/André, bln. camera: Pahl, Jansen ski on the Zugspitzplatt camera: Rau, Vlasdeck final brand 3, 1
60th Anniversary of the Fréjus Flood Disaster (December 2, 1959)
On December 2, 1959 one of the worst catastrophes befell modern history France. Late in the evening the Malpasset Dam near the Côte d’Azur collapses in a matter of minutes. Initially the dam-brake-wave is 40 m high, hitting first the villages of Malpasset and Bozon, bringing upon them complete destruction. After 20 minutes the wave—now measuring 3 m height—buries large areas of the city of Fréjus under massive amounts of debris. 423 people lose their lives. Flushed into the sea some victims are never found. On a stretch of several hundred meters downstream you can still see chunks of the wall as high as a house, reminiscent of the wave’s violent force.
Based on the designs of the renowned engineer André Coyne the elegant and delicate Barrage de Malpasset had been completed in 1954. The arched structure came in at a height of 66 m, at the bottom of the valley the walls were 7 m thick but just about 1.5 m at the dam crest—at the time the “thinnest dam wall in the world.” A technical discussion regarding the safety of modern day dams ensues in the aftermath of the collapse. The actual cause of the catastrophe turns out to be a tectonic fault that ran below the wall. Because of heavy rainfall the water level had risen to a record height, which in turn added to the load. About 10 years ago it became public, that the German Intelligence Service had received information that the Front de Libération Nationale (FNL)—the Algerian „National Liberation Front“— had planned terror attacks against oil refineries and dams in France, but had failed to share this information with its neighbouring country.