Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 25/1950 18.07.1950


1st war volunteers sign up war in Korea in the United States on the hotlines. Secretary of Defense Johnson with the flag of the United Nations. Go Navy units aboard ship. Aircraft carrier. Refugees in Korea. Drive tanks. Gunfire. Infantry troops in the advance. Infantry in combat. US-bomber squadron.
Albrecht Dürer (63 m) 2 900 years Nuremberg monument. Debris. Pageant. Old Eagle locomotive of 1835 (Nürnberg-Fürth) in the pageant.
(26 m) 03 Hanover: Memorial Exhibition Lovis Corinth people in the exhibition. Painting by Lovis Corinth (33 m) 04. Egypt: excavations of the Sphinx Street statues and monuments from the second millennium before Christ. The Temple of Luxor, Tomb of Pharaoh Ramses and Nefertiti.
(21 m) 05. San Francisco: Election of Miss Chinatown Chinese in a bathing suit. Miss Chinatown is crowned.
(13 m) 06. Atlantic City: Hell driver death driver when driving over obstacles.
(20 m) 7th rally of Ostvertriebenen at the Hermann monument the Hermann monument. Rally. East German flags and pennants. Werner von Bismarck, spokesman of the Pomeranian, half-close. Dr. MoE, Mayor of Detmold.
(19 m) 08 circus Apollo makes a tightrope Walker, partner Kopfstand on head by Acrobat. Bears on slide. Artist on horseback. Dogs ride on horse. Balancing act on long rod. High school. Indian group with Lasso. Rubber girl sprained limbs. Lion dressage. Horse dressage.
(32 m) 09 Düsseldorf: Karl May Festival screening on grounds. Bleichtgesichter at the stake. Indian dance to Marterpfal. Winnetou and Indians free prisoners. Peace pipe smoking. Cinematographer at the stake.
(35 m) 10 Munich: Soapbox-race Championship start and Soapbox races. Faces of boys in Soapbox, large. Ride in the evening on enlightened path.
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Bismarck von, Werner ; Johnson, Louis ; Moes


Egypt ; Nuremberg ; Teutoburg Forest ; Hermann monument ; Korea ; Hanover ; Atlantic City ; San Francisco ; Düsseldorf ; Munich


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Busts ; Monuments ; Domestic events ; Flags ; Reviews ; beauty pageants ; Soapbox ; Sensations ; Korea war ; Cultural events ; Art ; Works of art ; Distributed ; Circus ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Archaeology ; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 25/1950

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Title brand Korea origin: Tele News, Metro 900 years Nuremberg camera: Juppe 25 anniversary Lovis Corinth camera: Stoll Egyptian excavations origin: Metro Miss Chinatown origin: Metro hell drivers origin: Metro 75 years Hermann monument camera: basic management free! (Circus Apollo)
Camera: Stoll, Juppe Winnetou (Karl Mey Festival) camera: basic Soapbox race in Munich camera: Gallardo 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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