Europamagazin II 03.04.1953
European dance: traditionally dressed dance group on stage of the Hamburg Music Hall, reactions of other dance groups on current program, Italian dance group on stage, applause of the audience.
(00:00:20-00:01:28) opens: "Ambassador of the spirit", head of audience on the upper part, cutting a play by Paul Claudel "Tobias and Sarah", play shows: sermon, applause of the audience holds prayers of a blind to symbolic baptism, the Christian God, miracle healing, priest. (01: 28-03: 45) opens: "The wedding of the year", Prince Johann of Luxembourg and and Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium in wedding dress go to Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg, goes to the altar richly decorated church interior with best man, bride and groom, wedding at the altar, wedding couple goes from the Cathedral and climb into a convertible, saluting onlookers, some passers-by must be held back by the police, the couple greet the crowd from a castle.
(03:45-04:51) opens: "German inventions" motor boat in the sea in the background, "Cruisers" in test drive, close-up of the rescue vessel with floodlights, rescue rings and Knights Templar cross as an emblem, a smaller "Catapult"boat in the sea is allowed by the Seenorkreuzer;
Speedboat "Brist" in testing on a Lake, passengers get in the speedboat, viewers clearly watching boats with binoculars, wing at passing boats. (04:51 – 06:22) opens: "The Federal Chancellor in the United States", cruise ship in the background, railing with rescue boats lined-up, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on the deck of the Kreuzfahtschiffes on the deck in the sun lounger sits Secretary Hallstein with Charlotte Adenauer, the statue of liberty and the skyscrapers of New York within sight of the vessel, speech of Adenauer on the ship for his first State visit to the United States for the press, Adenauer is accompanied by police escort to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel , Ausenaufnahme of the White House, US President Eisenhower welcomed Adenauer in the White House, front of Adenauer and Eisenhower White House handshake with government officials of the two countries in the background, visit the Arlington soldier cemetery with military honors and wreath-laying ceremony by Adenauer, close-up of the wreath by Chancellor Adenauer.
(06: 22-08: 24) ruins after the 2nd World War, road transport in Berlin shortly after the 2. World War II (mostly bicycle), woman enters the Hotel Adlon, long queues in front of Lebensmittelasugaben, jump in the year 1953 with well stocked meat counters, passers-by VW Beetle, more Mercedes cars, running on the sidewalk before grocery store, showcase fashion, automotive shops, Ludwig Erhard at motor show, Berlin road with cars and trams, "End" is displayed.
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Im Auftrag EWG-Brüssel (Other title)
Das Neue Europa Magazin Nr. 2 (copy title)
- Country of Origin:
- Federal Republic of Germany
Year of Production and/or Release
- 03.04.1953 - 01.06.1954
70th Anniversary of the First Sea Rescue Cruiser (January 21, 1953)
On 21 January 1953, the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (German Sea Rescue Society) put the "Bremen", the world's first rescue cruiser, into service. The Bremen is the result of many years of effort to develop a "motor rescue boat of the future" that was seaworthy without limits, faster than any other boats available at the time and which could be used in both deep and shallow waters.
For this purpose, the motor lifeboat "Konsul Kleyenstüber", which dated back to 1931, underwent extensive rebuilding at the Lürssen shipyard. It was given a whale deck, a turret superstructure and a new hull shape. The construction was designed in such a way that the superstructure had more buoyancy than the hull so that the ship could right itself in the event of capsizing. In addition, the rescue cruiser received a daughter boat, which is carried piggyback style in the stern hull and enables relief operations in shallow water areas such as the Wadden Sea. During an extensive test phase, it became apparent that the "Bremen" met all of the above requirements, but failed to reach the desired speed. The findings from the test operation were finally incorporated into the new construction of the "new generation sea rescue cruiser", which soon reached a speed of 20 knots after modifications to the propulsion system. The "Theodor Heuss" was launched in 1956 as the lead ship of the new self-righting vessel with daughter boat.
The "Bremen" was in service for the German Sea Rescue Society until 1965, subsequently it was used as a tugboat and tour boat on the Weser under the name "Oeltjen". After several changes of ownership, the ship was bought by the harbour museum Speicher XI in Bremen in 2013, restored as a technical monument and is now moored in the museum harbour Vegesack.
Today, the German Sea Rescue Society’s fleet includes 20 sea rescue cruisers inspired by the "Bremen", which are stationed at important coastal points.