UFA-Wochenschau 184/1960 02.02.1960


01 Algeria - so it started - what's next?
Soldiers. Burning houses. Algerians with arms raised in houses. Men in handcuffs. Unrest, Algeria says get rid of the mother country. Demonstrations against Prime Minister Pflimlim. The State of emergency is imposed. Figure Pfimlim is symbolically hung from lamppost. Who is the strong man? De Gaulle on balcony actuality: "MOI... de Gaulle." Construction work in Algeria. After 20 months of new coup. Extremist settlers defend themselves against de Gaulle's policy of reconciliation. Café homeowner Ortiz, great, is head of the revolt. State of siege is declared. 27 people be killed. Rebel barricade themselves. Clashes with the military. Street fighting. General strike in Algiers. Strike in Paris for the politics of de Gaulle. Under the rebels the French parachute Lieutenant Lagaillard, large, de Gaulle "o" sound: "toutes les Françaises... Vive la Republique, vive la France."
(84 m) 02. Delhi: 10 years Republic India pageant and parade. Soldiers parading. Young women in the pageant. Rider, camel riding, elephant, floats.
(19 m) 03. Tibet: Tibetan revolution Tibetan refugees fleeing Chinese occupation. Escape of the Dalai Lama into exile. Revolt of the Tibetan priest State against the Communists. Soldiers stormed the temple city of Lhasa. Battle monks emerge and give up their guns. With your hands, they go into captivity. The abandoned priestly rooms. The new Panchen Lama, 21 years, large, in the Palace.
(26 m) 04. smart and forgetful: forgetful interferes with the transport vessel dragging heavy bag. Clever explained that the roads in the workshop must remain free and shows on bag, who was wrong. Maria bring this bag, leaves his bag but are, and stumbles on the way back.
(31 m) 05. Hamburg: World Championship in the Groschenfall eight people are head to head on the Earth with glued-down pennies on the nose. With movements of the face, penny must be brought to falling down. Victor succeeds in 17 minutes. Face cut.
(17 m) 06. Hamburg: Li-la Lerchenfeld Carnival young people in costumes densely crowded on dance floor. Shadow heads are made behind the canvas, is kissing man in contours. Scrap and old car body as decoration. Witch hunt.
(36 m) 07 fishing ice fishing in Siberia Fischer at Eislöchern. Big fish is frozen stiff in a short time on the ice.
(15 m) 08 Garmisch: Skijoring behind motorcycles as a prelude of the International Winter weeks Skijoring behind motorcycles. Skiers are pulled by motorcycles. Racing in the stadium. Spectators, great. Motorcycle rider rushes. Ride through the target. Winner is Peter Knott, bad Tölz.
(21 m) 09 Dortmund: International indoor sports festival in the Westfalenhalle pole vaulter, high jumper, shot putter, kick-off. 400 m run: Quantz / Cologne takes over from the start at the tip and WINS in 49.1 sec. before Wrighton, England. Close-up. Hurdle run 60 yards: Larry / Yugoslavia's WINS in 7.3 sec. Close-up. Shot put: Winner Luking / England, great with 16,98 m. high jump: surprise winner will be Stig Petterson / Sweden with 2.05 m pole vault: Roman Lesek / Yugoslavia WINS with 4.40 m. run 60 yards: the black tart Carper / United States WINS with new indoor world record in 6 sec. Close-up.
(34 m) 10 New York: amateur boxing to the Golden Gloves Boxer wild together embark on. Boxer fly to the ground. Wilde box scenes and rainfall.
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Berwig, Ralph; Betz, Marele; Braun, Heinz; Dalai Lama; Gaulle de, Charles; Hinz, Karin; Kaue; Kröner, Ingeborg; Pantschen Lama; Stegemann, Gerd; Carter, Herb; Knott, Peter; Lesek, Roman; Lorger; Luking; Petterson, Stig; Quantz


Hamburg; Siberia; India; Algeria; Tibet; New York; Dortmund; Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Boxes; civil wars; Carnival; Carnival; Fishing; Leisure, recreation; Parades; Reviews; Joke; Ski, skiing, ski jumping; Accidents; accident prevention; Unrest; Athletics, jogging, fun run; Holiday; Entertainment, festivals; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; Fisheries; transport


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UFA-Wochenschau 184/1960

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Title brand 7, 6 unrest in Algeria origin: Gaumont, Pathé journal 10th anniversary d. IND. Republic origin: Asian revolution in Tibet origin: vis news "keep" m. clever & Maria penny game camera: Seib Li-la Lerchenfeld, artist Festival Hbg. camera: student ice fishing along the Amur/Siberia origin: Sovkino ski Jöring behind Krädern, Garmisch camera: o Connor, talent Madzivanyika indoor athletics, Dortmund camera: Seib, strong boxes, Golden Gloves, New York origin: Metro final brand 3, 1

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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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