Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 24/1950 11.07.1950


01. war in Korea Korea balloon. Soldiers on the gun. Aircraft taken from. South Korean troops. American infantry units. US-trucks. Crates are loaded from aircraft. Wounded before plane before transport to Japan. Captured North Koreans sit on the Earth. US bombers starts. Jets on aircraft carriers. Aircraft carrier at the exit. Women waving from the shore.
(42 m) 02. Farnborough: flight event King George and Queen Elisabeth sit upon arrival and pursue flight demonstrations. Jet Fighter Squadron with contrails. Blériot channel aircraft dating back to 1910. Modern jet fighters. Aerobatic flight. Aerobatic Jets season.
(25 m) 03 Recklinghausen: Ruhrfestspiele discussion of labour issues and cultural problems of the present. Participants at the event, close-ups: Professor Curt Oertel (film), Ernst ethnomusicology (Publisher), Dr. Eugen Kogon (journalism) Professor T. H. Marshall / England (Science), Theodor Plievier (seal), Dr. E. v. Schenck / Switzerland (literature).

04. Düsseldorf: Visiting Japanese delegation of parliamentarians, unionists, journalists Japanese get off plane and are welcomed by Landtag roosters. Adenauer in the circle of the Japanese.
(15 m) 5th Vienna: return of Anton Karras from the United States of Karras is welcomed at the airfield. Karras plays melody from "The 3rd man" quote: "all together." Finally he is back, the Karras from America. Hi Toni, on behalf of the Viennese song I welcome you with all my heart, and now Toni, now you have to play a Liederl."
(16 m) 6th Vienna: 100 years Vienna strumming on the tomb of Johann Schrammel wreath is laid down.
(9 m) 7th Bendestorf: topping-out ceremony of recording studio Rolf Meyer speaks at the topping-out ceremony. Polishing talks and handed scissors to the cutting of the Ribbon. Rolf Meyer speaks. Recorded interview: Rolf Meyer: "... new film work pass can. Thus begins the 1st Act of taking... Shut up please"polishing:"On behalf of all construction workers I present the scissors you as client hereby, so that you can enter the new Hall first". Rolf Meyer: "thank you! "And now drives the car in the Hall." Flap 001-topping-out ceremony. Recording car driving in Hall. Among those present: Hannelore Schroth, Max Schmeling, Anni Ondra. Waltz dance of artisans and actors.
(33 m) 8 Wimbledon: tennis tournament final in the men's single: Budge Patty / United States - Frank Sedgman / Australia. Patty WINS and receives a trophy.
(25 m) 9 Berlin: Germany - Sweden 6-3 water polo game at the Olympic Stadium. Scoring and game.
(24 m) 10 Hamburg: German Derby Jockey Otto Schmidt on the scale. Visitors, total. Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick and Max Brauer on the grandstand. Horses in the lead ring. Young women with big wide hats. Herbert Zimmermann at the microphone. Start and race. Horses in the Wandsbeker arc and Horner arc. Dutch, under Otto Schmidt assumes leadership. Outside Asperios comes up with Hein Bollow, but Dutchman WINS. Finish ZL. Otto Schmidt in Dutch as the winner.
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Bollow, Hein ; Adenauer, Konrad ; Brauer, Max ; Elizabeth von England ; Georg VI. von England ; Gockeln ; Karras, Anton ; Kirkpatrick, Ivonne ; Kogon, Eugen ; Marshall, T. H. ; Meyer, Rolf ; Oertel, Curt ; Ondra, Anni ; Plivier, Theodor ; Rohwohlt, Ernst ; Schenck von, E. ; Schroth, Hannelore ; Zimmermann, Herbert ; Patty, Budge ; Sedgman, Frank ; Schmeling, Max ; Schmidt, Otto


Bentesdorf ; Korea ; Farnborough ; Vienna ; Recklinghausen ; Düsseldorf ; Wimbledon ; Hamburg ; Berlin ; Bendestorf ; Bonn


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Domestic events ; filmmaking ; Musical events ; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness) ; Shipping ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Tennis ; Korea war ; wreath stoppages ; Cultural events ; water polo ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays ; Sports honors ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 24/1950

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Title brand Korea also known as flying event origin: Pathe News Europe talks camera: basic Japanese Delegation camera: basic Karras from United States back origin: Austria Schrammel grave origin: Austria topping-out ceremony in gang turf camera: Stoll, Benitz Wimbledon origin: Pathe news water polo: Germany Sweden camera: Obeng Derby in Hamburg camera: Stoll, Fink, Juppe finally 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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