Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 630/1962 23.02.1962


1st German North Sea coast. The storm surge. -Flood recordings in Hamburg, cars drive over überschwermmte roads, emergency, collapsing by broken Elbdeich water mass, moving water, screen, waves beating against apartment window, Dr. Nevermann speaking, close, A few in the street with police officers police officers, something telling close, images of the devastation. -Aerial of Wilhelmsburg, pulpit of over this territory with Lübkefliegenden helicopter, Lübke in conversation with some recovered at a collection point, close, Bundeswehr soldiers are rescued from boats on land, food supply, old man climbs out of window in lifeboat, helicopter usage.

02. Paris. Mourning for the victims of the anti-OAS demonstration. -Funeral cars driving through streets, close to pan across people trellis, giant funeral procession in long Street, div. mourners in black, close, her face masking is frontal, coffin pit lowered, close to countless number of mourners at cemetery,.

03. Baden-Baden. Meeting Adenauer de Gaulle, - view by mirrors on road, div. recordings diplomatic car, individually, on gate driving to, cameramen, side, over fence throughout filming, close, looking through a fence on rising out and welcomed themselves gentlemen, fence, fence guests close, Adenauer to de Gaulle, followed by Schröderan trellis standing men passing through the corridor immediately, frontal, close, both standing, close, while in the Hintergrd. Schröder talks to a gentleman, backs of the two coming back through corridor State men, close. Snow fall off balcony, close.

04. Cairo. Titobesucht of wet. -Boat, full of cheering, excited Egyptians brandishing arms, screen, Tito leaves ship and is greeted by wet with warm embrace, close (in the background cameramen), exultant people, among others also elevated standing, excited in between flag (jugosl.), driving past Tito and his wife and Nasser in train standing at the cheering crowd on platforms with placards, waving, close, div. Settings frenetically cheering mass.

05. London. Jomo Kenyattaim colonial Ministry. -2 Black Prince on arrival at Lancaster House, walking and waving, Kenyatta at the entrance, beckoning with plume, close, half close, partial view of the LANC. House (diagonal), MEPs-lines, close, 3 fantastic decorated Negro Prince, sitting, close, Kenyatta sitting next to another black politician in civil, smiling, close. Supervision on Abgeordn. -Reiheln 06 Himalaya. Dusserah Festival. -Supervision on musical and dancing villagers, various settings on drumming, a long wind instrument of gambling, close, forming a pyramid dance group scene (in the Hintergrd. Viewers), among the spectators 2 girls, close, various settings procession, deities with himself leading A few figures, close.

07. sports a. Esch/Luxembourg. World Championship in cyclo-cross race. -Some athletes wear their wheels, etc. Rolf Wolfshohl, glad tuned viewers, close supervision on Avid Media, full-screen, winner: Renato Longo Longo beckoning, frontal, close.

b. Chamonix. World Championship in the special slalom. -Winner: Charles Bozon, 2nd: Guy Périllat, 3rd: Gerhard Nenning. L fall. C. Krynica/Poland. World Championships in Luge. -Skis tips when driving on snow track, close, snow-covered landscape with fir trees, by skiers from 2 up propelled ski-lifts, slow pan across mountains seen. 3 Luger rush, cameramen at the racetrack, close. Winner: the Thürineer Thomas Köhler.

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Bozon, Charles ; Adenauer, Konrad ; Gaulle de, Charles ; Kenyatta, Jomo ; Lübke, Heinrich ; Nasser, Gamal Abdel ; Nevermann, Paul ; Schröder, Gerhard ; Tito, Josip ; Köhler, Thomas ; Longo, Renato ; Nenning, Gerhard ; Périllat, Guy ; Wolfshohl, Rolf


London ; German North Sea coast ; Hamburg ; Baden-Baden ; Krynica/Poland ; Sahara ; Hong Kong ; Netherlands ; Paris ; Germany ; North Sea coast ; Himalaya ; Cairo ; North Germany ; Krynica ; France ; Esch/Luxembourg ; Chamonix ; Wilhelmsburg


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Bundeswehr ; cameramen, cameramen ; Disasters ; Musical events ; natural disasters ; Political events ; Police ; Cycling ; Rain ; Religious events ; Tobogganing ; Shipping ; Ships ; Ski, skiing, ski jumping ; Sports details, fouls ; sports audience, sports spectator ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Cities ; Deaths, funerals ; Debris ; Buildings ; automotive engineering, automotive ; Landscapes ; People ; festivals ; Water ; water emergency ; winter pictures ; Welfare, aid agencies, care ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; aerial photographs ; Gastronomy ; Viewers and audience ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 630/1962

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Initial brand 7 m flood disaster in Hamburg camera: Rieck, Brandes, Rau, Zakariah demonstration to OAS victims, Paris origin: Gaumont meeting de Gaulle/Adenauer, Baden B. camera: Luppa Tito in the VAR origin: Novosti Kenyatta in London (for example, Unabhämgigkt.)
Origin: Pathe news Dussehra Festival, Himalayan origin: Pathe news cyclo-cross - World Cycling Championships camera: Luppa ski Chamonix origin: Pathé journal Luge World Championships, Poland origin: Polkronika end brand 3.1 m

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60th Anniversary of the North Sea Flood ( February 16/17, 1962)

On the night of February 16-17, 1962, a severe storm surge swept across northern Germany - one of the biggest natural disasters in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Hurricane "Vincinette" had already reached the North Sea coast by morning and caused the first storm surge warnings. But it was not until late in the evening that it became clear that the water masses were also endangering Hamburg, so that the subsequent alerts only reached few people. Many people had been asleep when the dikes broke during the night. The district of Wilhelmsburg, located between two branches of the river, was particularly affected. Numerous bombed-out people still lived in barely fortified makeshift homes in the garden allotment colony within Wilhelmsburg. Along with small houses, people, livestock and cars were swept away by the torrential currents. There were electricity, gas and water outages in large parts of Hamburg. Soon, one sixth of the city was under water, many traffic routes were no longer passable, and around 100,000 inhabitants were cut off from the outside world.

The commander of the protective police began to set up a provisional crisis team, and in the early morning police senator Helmut Schmidt took over the leadership on his own initiative. The German Armed Forces and NATO were called in to help. Soon, tens of thousands of helpers were deployed, not only soldiers, police and fire-fighters, but also countless civilian helpers: lifeguards, who rescued people threatened by drowning, nurses, who vaccinated people against typhus because of the imminent danger of epidemics, the Red Cross, which set up emergency shelters. Helicopters provided the trapped residents with food, drinking water and heating fuel from the air.


When the water had gradually drained away after a few days, the true extent of the disaster become apparent. Important parts of the infrastructure had been destroyed, and thousands and thousands of people had lost their homes and possessions. 315 people had lost their lives in Hamburg alone.

In their memory, a memorial service is held every year on February 26 at the Rathausmarkt, usually attended by more than 100,000 people.

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