Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 23/1950 04.07.1950


01. war in Korea street fighting in Seoul. Map of Korea. Meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations. Empty space of the Russian delegation. Mac Arthur, great. War vessels of the United States. On aircraft carriers, jet fighters on the deck are shut. Start by jet fighters from aircraft carriers. Washington: President Truman speaks to the outbreak of war in Korea. Actuality: "peace is the only reason for the action... hoping, always hoping that will stay the peace in the world, because we have created the United Nations – this is the only reason for the action. Thank you very much." Berlin: Demonstration to the outbreak of the war. Rally.
(66 m) 02 Caux: World Congress for ennobling participants from different countries participating in the walk. Dr. Frank Buchmann, habnah talks with unionists. Japanese women. Indians. Assembly. Listeners with headphones. Speakers. Interview: "We are taking this idea of Caux to the world" "the idea of Caux we To want wear in all over the world" "nous voulons porter au monde la ideology de Caux" Japanese language.
(31 m) 03. Bilbao: parade in front of Franco on the 13th anniversary of the liberation crowd on balconies of houses. Franco decreases parade. Crowd on square waves to Franco.
(25 m) 04. Berlin: Congress for cultural freedom of Assembly. As a listener of Ernst Reuter. Half close: There are Carlo Schmid. Actuality: "when one wants to erase the people for mere means for purposes to purposes, whose legislative man not involved in. It is not only a disgrace to those who do it, but a disgrace to all who accept it, which is not trees up against it, that there is today a commanded seal in the world, a commanding science, itself a commanding music."
(30 m) 05. Godesberg: Heuss presented silver Laurel leaf on player Director of VFB Stuttgart Schmidt detachment of the German Football Association in Heuss. Dr. Peco Bauwens, Dr. Walter and the captain of VFB Stuttgart said. Silver bay leaf, big.
(12 m) 06. California: glider glider launches. Flight over land and coast.
(19 m) 07 Paris: World Championship at the marbles kids playing marbles. Boy with ice-cream.
(12 m) 8th Munich: bad fashion show mini bikini and swimsuit of the turn of the century. Demonstration of swimsuit with veil coupling. Audience claps enthusiastically.
(23 m) 9th race of Le Mans cars on the track. Ride At night with headlights. Target flag is waved.
(23 m) 10 Berlin: Lloyd Marshall Dieter defeated Hari by technical knockout Boxer in the ring at the Waldbühne, shock Exchange. Fierce blow change of Hucks to ground, stands up again. Marshall boxes superior. Hucks gives up in the 7th round. Winner by technical knockout Lloyd Marshall.
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Bauwens, Peco ; Buchmann, Frank ; Heuss, Theodor ; MacArthur, Douglas ; Reuter, Ernst ; Schmid, Carlo ; Truman, Harry ; Hucks, Dieter ; Marshall, Lloyd ; Schmidt, Loki ; Gropius, Walther ; Franco, Carmen


East Berlin ; Korea ; Paris ; Washington ; Munich ; Bilbao ; New York ; Berlin ; Caux ; Le Mans ; Godesberg ; California


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Boxes ; DDR ; Domestic events ; Children ; motor sports ; Parades ; Shipping ; gliding, flying, free balloon ; Sports details, fouls ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; UN ; Korea war ; Cultural events ; maps ; Competitions ; Foreign policy events ; Listener ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Fashion ; Sports honors ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 23/1950

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Title brand Korea and demonstration in East Berlin with footage of Mc Artur camera: Obeng origin: Tele News, Metro Caux - industry - conference camera: Juppe Franco - Festival in Bilbao origin: No.-do culture Conference in Berlin camera: Onasch Heuß and the footballers camera: basic gliding origin: Metro marbles origin: Metro swimwear from Munich camera: Gallardo Le Mans - race origin: Pathé journal boxes: Marshall - Hucks camera: Obeng final brand

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70th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Korean War (June 25, 1950)

The Korean War is the Cold War’s first proxy war. It is also one of its bloodiest. It begins on June 25, 1950, when the North Korean People’s Army crosses the border of the divided peninsula. Two years earlier the Soviet occupation zone in the north became the socialist “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” and the American occupation zone in the south became the capitalist, more western-oriented  “Republic of Korea”. A number of border transgressions follow. Both presidents had the peninsula’s eventual unification in mind, albeit each according to their own political ideology. North Korea’s attack in June of 1950 was a step towards its own idea of a unification.

Head of state Kim-Il-Sung had secured support from Moscow and Beijing in advance. The communist leaders expected a swift victory over the “decadent West.” But things turn out differently. The USA obtains a mandate for a military intervention from the United Nations. Initially North Korea conquers almost the entire southern part of the peninsula, before UN-troops in cooperation with the South Korean army retaliate and seize a majority of the entire northern part. This action triggers the invasion of hundreds of thousands of Chinese “volunteers”, who drive the opponents back behind the demarcation line of the 38th parallel.

General Douglas MacArthur demands the use of nuclear weapons and wants to expand the war to Chinese territory. US-President Truman dismisses these ideas, relieves General MacArthur as Supreme Commander in Korea and instead relies on armistice negotiations. In the meantime the conflict has grown into a trench and civil war with minimal territorial gains on either side but massive loss of human lives. The US army amplifies the bombing of North Korea and uses vast amounts of napalm for the first time. Almost every city in the north is bombed into a wasteland. Up to a quarter of the North Korean civilian population was killed. Overall casualties are 2.5 million North Koreans, 1.5 million South Koreans, 1 million Chinese soldiers and almost 40,000 GIs. The hopelessness of this war leads to the signing of an armistice three years after its started, but peace has yet to be made.

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