Deutschlandspiegel 20/1956 24.05.1956


1st trade fair Hamburg: Assembly crafts: lead glazed Windows, Mason, watchmaker, musical instrument maker. Seamstress at the cropping. Spinning, weaving, hairdressing salon. Art forging. Women's legs go up stairs, Carpenter. Roofers, chimney sweep.
(42 m, 10: 10:00 10:01:45) 02 1 Mai West Berlin: rally prior to the Schöneberg Town Hall. "The heart is left signs"More teachers as educators",", "free elections yes!". Otto Suhr speaks. Listeners in costume. Signs "Of socialism will triumph!", "Berlin the capital of all Germany". Transparent is put forward to building "Reunification is peace", including shield "40 hours are enough". "How much longer blow trees right through Germany?"
(16 m, 10:01:40 10:02:20) 03 1 Mai Ost Berlin: official gallery with a hammer and compass, and inscription: 'The first of may live there!' Organized operating groups, people's army, and military vehicles parading past.
(11 m, 10:02:15 10:02:40) 04. Müttergenesungswerk Mannheim: Women on deck chairs in the rest house of the Liberal. Conversations, play in the open air. Theodor Heuss in Assembly interview: "The family is the human reserve against the complete nationalization and the mere professionalisation of man against his Verameisung, which can be also loneliness." Applause.
(22 m, 10:02:35 10:03:25) 05 Churchill Kadam Prize Aachen, views of the city: Winston Churchill and Lady Churchill get out of car. Waving onlookers. Adenauer as well as Churchill seated at the ceremony. The Aachen Mayor Hermann Heusch awarded the Charlemagne Prize. Churchill at the lectern O tone: "Mr President-in-Office of the Federal Chancellor, Mr Mayor, ladies and gentlemen!" Applause. (Speech Churchill: Russia's admission into the Atlantic Alliance seems possible) Heuss as listeners in addition to Lady Churchill. Churchill is led out of the Hall.
(51 m, 10:03:20 10:05:15) 06 Hannover Conti 1 cityscapes of the destroyed Hanover after the war. After reconstruction: Views of streets with modern commercial buildings. Roadway, traffic COP in Glashäuschen. The new Normaluhr. Walk to the Maschsee. Market Church and old town hall. New Town Hall and old buildings. Modern residential development in the city centre. New schools. Modern building. The continental rubber works AG administration building Trucks at the factory gate. Look around the factory grounds. Illuminated window.
(77 m, 10: 10:05 10:07:55) 07 Hanover Conti 2 Hannover: tyres on the speed test bench at 450 km/h. looking back at the 10 years: passers-by, start a car race, accident. Modern racing, continental advertising at the edge of the road. Manuel Fangio shakes his hand with wreath, Heuss.
(42 m, 10:07:50 10:09:20) 08 Hannover Conti 3 Hannover: workers with machines and machines in the continental factory Hall. Rubber discs coming from the band and are pressed in the form of tires. Cigarette is expressed in tire ashtray. Technicians at the drawing board. Test track is watered, a car driving at high speeds in the District of spin testing. Brake tests. Test rider gets off. Motorway, which passes over the factory.
(64 m, 10:09:15 10:11:35) 09 fencing at the electoral Palace in Koblenz: onslaught of the German and Polish team and Sabre greeting. Banners Exchange. Different struggles. Viewers applaud.
(42 m, 10:11:30 10:13:00) 10 Eagle Eyrie Valentiner: large Eagle sitting on wooden peg. Morning wash in a bowl of water. Get a piece of meat. Clamp is bound to the leg. An OWL. Eagle launches and flies over the field.
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Churchill, Winston ; Suhr, Otto Ernst Heinrich Hermann ; Adenauer, Konrad


Fencing ; Koblenz ; Hannover ; Karlspreis ; Berlin ; Continental Gummiwerke AG ; Müttergenesungswerk ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Hamburg, BRD ; State visit ; 1. Mai ; 01 16 mm project ; 10 finding book Germany mirror


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150th Anniversary of Continental AG (October 8th, 1871)

The legendary tire manufacturer Continental celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Founded on October 8, 1871 in Hannover as the "Continental-Caoutchouc- und Gutta-Percha Compagnie," the main plant on Vahrenwalder Strasse initially produced a wide range of soft rubber goods - such as rubber balls, hoses and seals - rubberized fabrics and solid tires for carriages and bicycles. More than two decades later the company also launched the first pneumatic tires for bicycles on the German market. With the advent of motor transport at the turn of the century, "Conti" shifts to the production of automobile tires. Initially the tires had no tread, but then Continental becomes the first company in the world to produce tires with tread.

Partly due to a lack of raw materials, the company switches its production to war-related goods during World War I. After the end of the war the 1920s automotive boom led to the company’s quick recovery. During National Socialism, Continental advanced to become an important supplier to the war and armaments industries. This involved the use of forced labourers and concentration camp prisoners in its plants.

After the end of the Second World War, the main plant, which was almost destroyed in a bombing raid, was immediately rebuilt once the British military government gave permission for production to resume. The company’s top priority became car tires once again. These were continuously developed further. In the 1970s, the company fell into crisis, but after a comprehensive restructuring it was able to hold its own in the market and subsequently developed into a broad-based international corporation and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers through acquisitions, shareholdings and start-ups. Tires have long since ceased to be the company's core business; today, Continental is increasingly focusing on the areas of autonomous driving and future-oriented networking, safety and drive technologies.

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