01 Kassel: Documenta 1977 Head of a young bearded man with large cylinder. Holzklocks go over wood Board, which was attached as a room divider in the landscape. Dog drinks from narrow water basin as a room divider in the open air. Sculptures in the open air. Exhibition applied geometry with geometric figures on walls and ceilings. Looking through Fadengespinst. Photography: Faces of everyday life. Figures of Englishman John Davis with frozen faces. Painting: Painting with biblical motif, color plates image by Roi Lichtenstein (abstract). Forms of art car. Experiments with water, steam, light and laser beam.
(67 m) 02 Düsseldorf: 7th International exhibition printing and paper (drupa) trade fair grounds and visitors. Modern rotating machines. Electronic control panel simplifies the operations. Colored exhibition visitors. Cutting machine cuts through piles of paper. Stand Rotaprint. Girl writes on a planter. Text appears on screen and will be corrected. Camera films template. Computer technology with laser beam.
(48 m) 03. integration of the German armed forces in NATO Koblenz: School of the Bundeswehr for inner guidance. American flag blowing that big. West Point cadets of the United States visit the Bundeswehr. Young men in the classroom.
Aldershot at London: ceremony of the British parachutist badge on soldiers of the Bundeswehr. Parachute jump from the Zeppelin. Landing.
Neumünster: American, Danish and German officers before map in NATO maneuvers. Tank driving. Camouflaged cannon is set. Chatting in the grounds. Fighter aircraft. Radar screen rotates. Reichsarbeitsdienst on message unit.
Brussels: NATO Conference at NATO Headquarters. Chancellor Schmidt and Genscher as participants. Tank fires. Naval forces in the maneuver.
(58 m) 04 Witzenhausen: University of applied sciences of international agriculture Witzenhausen transformer. Timber-frame houses. We come from House Agriculture students from Africa South America. Tropical garden of the University of applied sciences. Student in class. Faces of colored students, great. The course is tailored to the problems of developing countries. Tractor is made ready for use. Students on field of research with practical lessons.
(42 m) 05 National Park Bavarian Forest summits of trees. Beech leaves. Forest. Mountain stream in the forest. Road through forest. Shield: Bavarian Forest National Park information. Wanderer sets backpack. Visitors look at information board with hiking trails. Forest pictures. Lynx roaming through woods. Bear runs on rocks. Otter, great swims and leaves water with fish. Hikers sit at tables. Herd of wild boar. Hikers walk through the forest. OWL, great.
(38 m) 06. portrait: Wernher von Braun July 1969 Cap Canavaral: rocket Saturn V brings people to the Moon for the 1st time. Men look up. Rocket flight in the crosshairs of telescope close-up Wernher von Braun.
S/W: Retrospective - Wernher von Braun as a student in Berlin at the start of the first liquid-fueled rocket in Tempelhof. Peenemünde: Experiments with V rockets. Rocket crashes. Cap Canavaral: Wernher von Braun in addition to John F. Kennedy.
Col: Shots of the moon. US flag on the moon. Color photograph of the globe at the moon flight included.
(52 m) 07 Münster: international women's balloon race before the starting balloon racers look at maps. The balloons with advertising slogans: Germania beer - town savings bank - Hettlage - West dairy. Balloon ride. Women's wave. Balloon rises. Aerial view of the landscape. Flying balloons over River. The Minster, next to it in the sky flying balloons. Falling balloon next to the rotating wind mill.
Art to commit, artificial space axes, a landscape structure. On the documenta in Kassel the visitors walk through a new experience of space: the "horizontal plastic" calls for the step from the Viewer to the user.
Framed reality. For the first time, the exhibition integrates Kassel parkland on a large scale. Impressions on the Documenta, which is considered the most important inventory of modern art. Every 4 years to impress and provoke a receptive audience here artists from all over the world.
Applied geometry. Objects and spaces that provide new visual experience by blending of painting and architecture.
Photography was first given an equal place in addition to the recognized fields of the arts.
Survey of reality. The Englishman John Davies created these figures: expresses frozen facial expressions, elicit and helplessness.
A new work by Roy Lichtenstein. The section is painting from the art criticism rather than poorly rated. The Americans Don Potts in search of the idea of the car. Art car, whose formal and technical Perfektion fascinated.
Experiments with gas, water, energy, and light. Even laser beams tried a group of American engineers and designers to develop new areas of SEH. You brighten up the night of the Kassel art show.
Fair city of Düsseldorf. Buyers and visitors from around the world come and go. Throughout the year. A highlight of this fair summer: "drupa 77", the 7th International Fair of printing and paper. More than 300,000 visitors informed themselves about the latest of modern printing technology.
All production processes have changed since optics, electronics and chemistry to solve the traditional supremacy of mechanics and machine begin. Also the speed of the printing machines has increased enormously. German printing and paper processing industry order books filled up unexpectedly quickly. Especially by foreign customers who made their decision after a review of the supply of international competition in Düsseldorf still on the fair.
The integrated text processing seems to belong to the future, on display screen equipment, the text is recorded and corrected. You are the editorial pivoting between the computer that stores the text and processed, and the planter. A film that was previously exposed with the finished text serves as a print template.
The laser technology already announces the 4th generation of the Jiggers. It, the entire production process in one operation is handled according to the principle of row-wise image scanning and image capture. The bundled light beam - maybe the printing technology of tomorrow.
Koblenz am Rhein: visit from the United States at the school for inner guidance. West Point cadets of the U.S. Army side by side with cadets of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Aldershot, near London in the UK: ceremony of the British parachutist badge to soldiers of the Bundeswehr. You have completed an exercise together with comrades from other NATO forces in Aldershot.
Neumünster in Northern Germany: American, Danish and German officers in the NATO maneuvers 'Bold Guard'. Joint exercises by rods and operative organisations strengthen the defense of NATO, the North Atlantic defence community - an Alliance of 15 countries of Europe and North America.
The Bundeswehr is the defense within the framework of the Alliance. Than one Member State, the Federal Republic of Germany has integrated their entire armed forces in NATO and placed under the Allied headquarters.
Together with its allies, the soldiers of the Bundeswehr of peace in Central Europe against every possible intimidate back.
In Brussels, NATO's military headquarters is located. Here, also the Member countries gather to meet Defense policy decisions on their annual spring and autumn Conference. For the Federal Republic of Germany is the Atlantic Alliance, NATO, based on their security. Their defence efforts and who their allies are securing peace in Europe.
Witzenhausen, a small town in the Federal State of Hesse. Half-timbered idyll with a dash of internationalism. Agriculture students from sub-Saharan Africa and South America are fellow citizens on time here. Your place of work: a former convent that was converted into the first tropical agricultural school of in Germany, 79 years ago. For 20 years she has an international reputation as a school of agriculture. About 30 percent of the students come from abroad.
The study - it lasts 3 years - is tailored to the problems of the third world countries. For most students, the Germans, will later work in these countries. Lecture Hall, greenhouse, field of research: the three main stations of the training. Theory and practice are so closely that the students can take a professional task immediately after her exam.
Finished agricultural tractors and irrigation equipment, know the basics of the livestock, know all about the conditions for growth of tropical plants, when they go back to their home countries as agricultural engineer, development consultant, or farmer.
Conservation is more and more perceived as a key socio-political task. Also in the Federal Republic. Six years ago, the first National Park of in Germany was established in Bavaria. Four more will follow on the territory of the Federal Republic in the next few years: a later, but still timely attempt to preserve almost undamaged natural landscapes with their unique plant and wildlife for future generations.
Animals that died out, as the man spread, are made again at home. The Lynx for example or the bear, which is maintained until the mid of the last century in the Bavarian forests.
The Otter endangered of extinction here found a new protected habitat. Hunting and fishing are prohibited, as well as forestry and agriculture. The Bavarian Forest National Park had more visitors, watching under the guidance of expert guides, how nature does, if it is left to themselves from year to year. A State-protected large open-air museum that sharpens the eye for the natural Lebensbedingunge of a healthy environment again. In July 1969, the world on Cap Canaveral looked at: Saturn V, the largest ever rocket built by human hands, is the first man to the moon. The technical work of the century is due to a German-American, who died at the age of 65 now: Wernher von Braun.
As a child, he had been dreaming of manned space flight. As a student, he joined the Berlin Verein für Raumschiffahrt and increased at the airport Tempelhof the first powered with liquid fuel rocket in the sky.
Test site Peenemünde on the Baltic Sea. The State had secured the talented rocket scientist. Here, von Braun could experiment freely. Long ago, his doctoral thesis on liquid rockets to the State secret had been declared. The apolitical technocrats had only aerospace and missiles in mind, but developed also überschnelle missile weapons in the war.
After the war, the United States secure the services of the rocket pioneer. His big moment comes when the American President John F. Kennedy in 1961 granted the order for the conquest of the moon. Wernher von Braun is building the Saturn rocket.
Wernher von Braun at the finish of his life dream is 8 years later: his missile brings the first men to the moon.
When the United States won the race to the Moon, also Wernher von Braun is at the zenith of his reputation: he is voted the most popular Americans.
So aircraft can be operated: in the style of the ancestors, quiet, environmentally friendly, without expensive power. At Münster in Westphalia, balloon racers from 3 countries their airships made ready to go - to a race over the Münsterland.
The ladies themselves were in the basket. Men were needed only on the ground for startup repair.
In the 194 years that have passed since the first flight of the French Professor César Charles, the hydrogen-filled airship has not changed. Still, it consists of basket, net and cover. And still it is a plaything of the winds. Only his height can be changed: upwards by dropping sandbags, down through discharge of gas.
Free balloon guide must have a valid air drivers licence and a sports license before they can start their silent race in the sky. They should carry also a passport - for the case that they are driven off limits.
In the Switzerland and in Germany the most balloonists are at home today. About half of the 130 hydrogen balloons that exist on Earth, are stationed here. Although the air space by the dense air traffic has become tight. But if the balloon pilots after a breezy trip, usually a call to the competent air traffic control officer is sufficient: he booked them then for a few hours a piece of heaven - to levitate and to dream.