Deutschlandspiegel 238/1974 1974


1st World Cup Frankfurt: opening ceremony: fans on arrival at the stadium with transparent, colorful shirts and caps. Football igloos can be open at the stadium. Folklore groups from the 16 participating countries music and dance. Scottish band playing. On the official FIFA President Sir Stanley Rous. Dance costumes group of winemakers from Germany. Music band from Australia. Folk dance group from Zaire. Among the spectators Heinemann, laughing, great. The Argentinian dance group Ramirez Torres. Sofico advertisement. The folklore dance from Holland. Italian flag wavers from Florence. Clapping spectators, total. The Brasil tropical Ballet. Sepp Herberger as audience, great. 2000 students form in white on the turf World Cup emblem. Willy Brandt and Willi Weyer, half-close. Heinemann makes the opening speech: "I hope that the 10th FIFA World Cup will be games of friendship and fairness. The games of the 10. World Cup are open." Brazil-Yugoslavia 0:0 game scenes on slip-wet lawn. Yugoslavia before the Brazilian goal. Brazil storms. Shot from the second row on the gate. Goalkeeper blocks. Shot into the empty goal after the final whistle. As viewers Hans-Dietrich Genscher, is great. Yugoslav counter moves. Foul on Brazilian players. Referee admonishes players and cautioned. Among the spectators Werner Maihofer. Yugoslav denied by the post. Ball takes playing referee. Players left the stadium, partly with bare-chested. Jersey Exchange.

02. Bonn: 25 years Basic Law of balloons of houses on the market of Bonner. Band marches on. Bildfülllend crowd. Ceremony in the Chamber. Gustav Heinemann says: "there are good and bad constitutions. Crucially, how far a Constitution has prevailed in the consciousness of the citizens. The basic law is still not a paper text. It has entered its value determinations in its governance, in our way of thinking. It is the first German Constitution, which has found approval of the vast majority of our people." Among the listeners, half close: Rainer Barzel, Hans Apel, Georg Leber, Egon Bahr, Willy Brandt. Tribute to the members of the Parliamentary Council in the Villa Hammerschmidt. Fountain in front of the Villa Hammerschmidt. Pan across the parliamentarians, among them Carlo Schmidt. Sw review: Carlo Schmidt and Konrad Adenauer immediately upon arrival at the Federal House. Adenauer is sworn in as the first German Chancellor. Konrad Adenauer and Theodor Heuss, great. Bonn square with balloons and music band. Gustav Heinemann and Hilda Heinemann walking on the balcony of the Town Hall and in the crowd. German army band playing. Helmut Schmidt and wife Loki Schmidt in the balcony of the Town Hall. Helmut Schmidt shows empty pockets of his coat. The market place with evening lighting.

03. Lufthansa school Seeheim (Odenwald) young people go through the road of the small village Lake home with half timbered houses. Dark-skinned girls get off bus. Building of the training center for ground staff. Black and white at the front desk. Young man reads newspaper. Girl with a baby in her arms. Training buildings and living quarters. Course participants in the conversation. The library. The professional training room. Lessons in English. Modern technical teaching aids. Booking Dia-Geber, video system, which records practice conversation and gives back to the critical discussion. Practical implementation of the tasks. Baggage drop-off. Leisure facilities: reading room, swimming pool, bowling alley. Disco. Young people dance. Cut lighted facades and dancing to the rhythm.

04. federal railways report: Intercity et 403 rail car rolls from Hall. Settings of the electric train. Interior Design. Train drivers in the driver's seat. Looking ahead while driving on the tracks. Test track in North Rhine-Westphalia for speed test drive. Instruments are placed on the tracks and train experiment. People leave the tracks. Panel on the train. Train. Steering wheel. Routes we're blowing the Horn. Recording of bandwagon by countryside flying over. Radio during the test drive. Back in the picture train forward, then shot from below. Looking back with retention station from train.


Persons in the Film

Adenauer, Konrad; Apel, Hans; Bahr, Egon; Barzel, Rainer; Brandt, Willy; Heinemann, Gustav; Heinemann, Hilda; Herberger, Sepp; Heuss, Theodor; Leber, Georg; Rous, Stanley; Schmid, Carlo; Schmidt, Helmut; Genscher, Hans Dietrich; Maihofer; Schmidt, Loki; Weyer, Willy


Berlin; Bonn; Frankfurt; Munich; Lake home


Lufthansa; Policy; Deutsche Bundesbahn; Grundgesetz; Fussballweltmeisterschaft 1974; Sachindex Wochenschauen; Federal; Bundeswehr; Honors; Railways; FIFA World Cup; Musical events; Political events; Aerospace; Advertising; Reviews; Schools, training; Sports details, fouls; sports audience, sports spectator; Dance; Buildings; People; civil service; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Jobs; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; Jubiläumsfeier; 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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