UFA-Dabei 1091/1977 21.06.1977

Synopsis

01 United States: Wernher von Braun photo by Wernher von Braun before missile launch pad. Photo of brown before a rocket. Historical photos and movies from the test site in Peenemünde on Rügen. Naturalization Wernher von Braun to the American citizens. Several missile launches, etc. Wernher von Braun Saturn B. start along with John F. Kennedy. Cap Canaveral: Saturn V launch. Cameramen follow the start. After the start, "Apollo 11" dissolves from the rocket with the lunar module "Eagle". The ship swings up in the orbit of the moon. The lunar module at the landing. Control Center. Neil Armstrong sets foot on the Moon became the first man on the moon. The astronauts hoist the American stars and stripes. Recording in the control center. (see also: UFA 80, 163 UFA, UFA 321, UFA 678, NDW 640;) AL 3838) 02. Hamburg: International German polo championship lawn firmly tramples. Polo players in preparation for the game. Playing boxer dog. Audience. Game scenes. Descending: Pushing an opponent in the chase after the bamboo dance. Other game scenes. Audience, 03. FRG: Beautiful skin through nutrition (margarine-story) baby in the bathtub. Schema picture of layers of the skin. Girls cosmetic skin cleaning. Full ashtray, chocolates, alcohol. Butcher cut meat. Bread. Vegetables. Preparation of salad oil. The meat is Daubs with vegetable oil. Girl in the Park.

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Narration

Topics

Sachindex Wochenschauen ; transport

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Newsreel (G)

Genre

Weekly Newsreel

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Title:

UFA-Dabei 1091/1977

UFA-Wochenschau (Other title)

Country of Origin:
Federal Republic of Germany

Year of Production and/or Release

Date of Release:
21.06.1977
Year of Production:
1977

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Wernher von Braun camera: Rieck internally. German polo championship camera: fire beautiful skin through nutrition (margarine-story) camera: fire, Rahim at the beginning and end of total length

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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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