Deutschlandspiegel 57/1959 25.06.1959
01 basic law, the basic law will be pitched. Title: Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. Review of 1949: Members of the Parliamentary Council sign the draft of the basic law. Adenauer, half-close. Black flag is hoisted. Federal Eagle. Adenauer is lectern. Government bank with Lübke, Schröder, Erhard, Strauss and others Heuss, big. Erhard, great. Adenauer on the lectern. Deputies clapping.
(18 m, 10: 10:00 10:00:55) 02 Memorial for fallen Cologne: Memorial to the fallen in the St. Alban's Church. Ruins of St. Alban's Church. Ceremony. Heuss holds commemorative address (not a quote). Sculpture replica of Käthe Kollwitz by Professor Mataré "Grieving parents".
(15 m, 10:00:50 10:01:25) 03 MS Berlin big ship's Bell. Ship at the pier: Cologne-Düsseldorf. Many spectators on the shore. Christening: Ruth Brandt throws a bottle of champagne against the bow of the Rhine ship. Ruth Brandt. Berliner Bär with vine on the ship. Cannon is fired. Signature. Maiden voyage. Willy Brandt beckons, great. Ruth Brandt beckons, great. Many people on the shore. Ship long shot. Berliner bear flag blowing in the wind. Ruth Brandt at the helm of the ship, laughing. Willy Brandt laughs. Total: Ship on the Rhine.
(21 m, 10:01:20 10:02:10) 04 Berlin - report a, b, c, d, e Berlin: customs border crossing point dreilinden, buses, vehicles are inspected. Zoo moves West German license plates CE H 104, AI H 922 railway station. Visit the Glienicke bridge. No man's land between East and West. Police officer controls the traffic. Cars. Day of the American armed forces: on Tempelhofer Feld, American soldiers without commands and music parade a parade - drill. Zoo visitors. Zoo visitor with a camera before the eye. The bears in the Berlin Zoo. Peacock spreads its plumage. Boat and sailing boats on the river Havel. Sun-seekers on the shores of the Lake. Well-attended garden. Visitors with paper hats on their heads. Balloon - selling. Sausage stand. Man eats sausages. Dancing couples. Filmed from moving bus: Shield: caution you leave West Berlin. Barrier opens. Bus crosses barrier and moves to Potsdam. Cecilienhof Palace the Potsdam Conference (1945 there was Instead of). Table, at which the agreement was signed. Visitors to the castle garden Sanscousi. Feet with slippers. Guided tour through the rooms of the Castle. Desk as an exhibit. Total lock.
(98 m, 10:02:00 10:05:35) 05. Pan-am - Story Rhein - Main - Airport Frankfurt: Pan - lands on the machine. Boeing 707 airport building. Aircraft hangar. Various settings of the aircraft. Mr. Allan (?) President of Boeing - works, goes down the aircraft stairs. Experts look at the muffler. Aircraft wheels. Two men handle below the wing. Pilot looking out the cockpit. Pan - am starts towards North America.
(30 m, 10:05:25 10:06:35) 06. Esso Cologne total: oil refinery (zoom back). Erhard with helmet at the opening of the first petroleum major refinery in the Rhine - Ruhr area. Erhard decreases helmet. Tour of the plant. Pipes lead from Wilhelmshaven oil to the refinery. Pipes run to the port for loading on inland waterway.
(19 m, 10:06:30 10:07:15) 07. 50 years hostels youth while hiking. Hostel Burg Altena in Westphalia. 50 year celebration with Heuss. Heuss, half-close. Heidelberg youth hostel. Entrance hall. Dining room. Teens washing dishes. Place to stay. Postcard from Heidelberg, great. Total: Heidelberg Castle with bridge. Various youth hostels at the Königssee lake in the Bavarian Alps. Hamburg: Total port. Smelt fishing. Written above the entrance: DJH hostel on the Stintfang. Key output. Reading room. Lounges with views of port of Hamburg. Girl writes, and then looks out the window.
(57 m, 10:07:10 10:09:15) 08 regatta of boat launch. Crews rowing in boats. Many viewers on overseas bridge. Many settings of the rowers. Delete ship splashes water on the Elbe. It wins the team of Hamburg Süd. Cup will be presented.
(27 m, 10:09:10 10:10:10) 09 Interposta stand: special post office stamps brand. Showcase. Lupe Babylonischem clay tablet letter. Node font of the Incas. Zulu love letter beads. Visitors in the exhibition space. Mayor Brewer in addition to Postmaster General pieces. Valuable stamps: Helgoland brand of British time. Buddha, India. Six block cap of good hope. Double piece of Basel Täubchens. Misprint in the first world war. Eyes of a man extremely enlarged by magnifying glass. Two red and a blue Mauritius. Shadow of a Wachmannes on display cases.
(41 m, 10:10:05 10:11:40) 10 ladies - hockey game HTHC - Uhlenhorster HC 5: 1 the various settings of the game. Hthc score goal. Audience clapping. ZL: Torwartin shot off puck. Kick-off. Hthc scores goal and WINS 1 with 5: Torwartin forward and jumps into the air and throwing rackets in the air.
(25 m, 10:11:30 10:12:30) 11. Horse Show Wiesbaden Wiesbaden: Rider on the course. Horse refuses the obstacle. Various settings of the competition. Hunting diving for ladies WINS Anna Clement on Nico. On the course of Claus Pade with Fritz Thiedemann on Hello ranked 1. Audience clapping. Entry to the prize giving ceremony. Hi shy away from. Award ceremony handshake Fritz Thiedemann and Claus-PADE.
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Hockey; Reitsport; Rhein-Main-Flughafen; Jugendherberge; Schiff; Flugzeug; Köln; Berlin, auch Westberlin; Grundgesetz; Interposta; Sachindex Wochenschauen; Berlin, BRD (Bundesland); Hamburger Hafen; Potsdam; 01 16 mm project; 10 finding book Germany mirror
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70 Years of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (May 24, 1949)
On May 24, 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany’s Basic Law goes into effect. It had been approved by the Parliamentary Council and sanctioned by the Allies two weeks earlier. Over the course of nine months representatives of the newly reinstated parties had worked out a legal and political order for a democratic state in the “Western zone”. They deliberately avoided the term “constitution” as the preamble emphasizes the provisional character of the work, which was to be an interim arrangement until Germany would be reunited.
The fundamental rights in the first 19 articles receive special attention. They reflect the values of the Federal Republic of Germany. With the ghost of National Socialism still looming in the background these rights are meant to protect the citizens from the state with so-called “defence rights”, and to protect the individual’s sphere of freedom from infringement by public authorities. This includes human rights, such as dignity of man and freedom of expression. The following articles lay down the central principles that reflect the essence and organization of the state.
The basic law takes precedence above all other laws and can only be amended by a two-thirds majority in the Bundestag as well as in the Bundesrat. Ever since its passage there have been around 60 modifications. The most important ones came with the re-introduction of military conscription and the creation of the Federal Armed Forces in 1956, as well as the ratification of the emergency law in 1968, which was accompanied by massive protests from the extra-parliamentary opposition.
In the course of the German reunification a debate ensues about a pan-German constitution. In the end the existing basic law undergoes only minor changes and is basically just broadened to include the territory of the former German Democratic Republic.
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