01 Edinburgh / Munich: End of the Eisenhower Eisenhower, big Europe trip. Eisenhower, based in Edinburgh, close to half. People wave at him. Eisenhower receives the certificate of commendation as an honorary citizen of the city of Edinburgh, total. Eisenhower wears in the ' Golden book ' the city, total. Eisenhower speaks and thanks for the tribute, half-close. Original sound. Munich: Eisenhower visited the export exhibition in Munich. Eisenhower goes up the stairs accompanied by close to half. Eisenhower with Minister of Economic Affairs Erhard goes through the exhibition. General Mc Narney, half-close, Eisenhower, great. Eisenhower climbs his car, half-close. Car moving off.
(64 m) 02. On the way to the economic entity (Bavaria and Thuringia) Turnpike goes up - Turnpike between Bavaria and Thuringia. Locking plates are taken away. The Turnpike goes up. Allied officers and representatives of German industry meet in Lauenstein in Kulmbach. Inter-zones passport, great. Russian control checked cars, then American control.
(31 m) 03 new reconstruction (92 m) a. Berlin: blast furnace for the recycling of scrap iron debris. The steelworks Bothe assumes a new blast furnace in operation. Iron scrap is recycled. Workers at work on the furnace. Iron River.
(32 m) b. Holstein: from military training area arable land is farm with horse-drawn carriage. Farmer plowing. Harvest grain car. Women during the potato harvest. The potatoes will be paid on a car. Glass works on the station of Neumünster. Workers at work on the tracks. Tracks are newly laid.
Munich (27 m) c.: locomotive repair shop destroyed locomotive. Locomotive suspended from cranes. Railway repair workshop Karuss Maffei works in Munich. Workers during welding work. Removing damaged locomotives. Workers roll wheel axles. Repaired locomotive leaves the workshop.
(33 m) 04 Athens: King George II of Greece returns the Acropolis, great. King George II, Crown Prince Paul, Crown Princess Friederike in a longboat, total. King George is greeted upon his arrival in Athens by representatives of the Government, totally. People wave to the King during the trip through the city. On the steps of the Cathedral, King George of Princess Helene and Alice is located, close to half. Archbishop of Damaskinos, total. Greek guard in historical uniforms. King George lay down a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, total. King George, Prince Paul and Princess Friederike on the balcony, Paul and Friederike, half-close. People waving arms raised.
(42 m) 05. Hamburg: infant gymnastics babies next to each other, totally. Sleeping baby, great. Baby in the crib with thumb in mouth, half-close. Sisters do gymnastics with the infants.
(36 m) 06 pictures from all over the world (63 m) a. landing a giant aircraft for long-haul flight aircraft Landendes American giant aircraft Pecusan dreamboat in Cairo - Cairo. Crew is congratulated after long-haul flight from Honolulu without stopover.
(15 m) b. Brisbane: agricultural exhibition the Duke of Gloucester opened the exhibition, half close. Cows are presented. Buggy horses. Cops, half-close. The lumberjack competition. Horses jump over obstacles to performance testing. Side by side, two horses jump over obstacles.
(27 m) c. United States: Soapbox giant parking lot, total. Boys with Soapbox cars, half-close. Soapbox race. Start to the final. The winners Trophy with his mother, half-close.
06. images from all over the world: c. children cars, United States Olympics? Derby? Boxing world championships? -No, but the race to the egg crates, the so-called soap box Derby. The riders are boys, which won the elimination fights in her hometown, the cars self-made vehicle with assumption of the foot and the venue Derby downs in America.
The 120 best from across America gather here. Start! The Favorites are what hold the legs. 100,000 viewers are there to see the final battle. The race is over a kilometer, and now the start of the final race of the fastest of the day. The price of waving a college scholarship. The home-built cars reach a speed of almost 60 miles per hour - although downhill, but at least...
Proud MOM embraces the winner, the fastest rookie in America.
End of Eisenhower's trip through Europe
During his inspection trip through Europe General Eisenhower spent a few holidays in Scotland.
He is made honorary freemen of Edinburgh. Sir John Falconer hands him the casket with the document.
The American Army Chief of Staff thanks for the honour. He emphasizes that a lasting peace is the ardent desire of everybody to establish and maintain it, all forces must be employed.
Later, Eisenhower flew to Berlin, and from there to Munich, where he visits the Bavarian Export Exhibition. Escorted by the Minister of Economics, Dr. Ehrhardt, he inspects the products of Bavaria's art and industry. With him are General Mc Narney, Supreme Commander of the American Forces, and his wife.
Eisenhower praises the variety and quality of the displayed exhibits and calls the exhibition an example of the constructive collaboration between Military Government and German government departments.
02. On the way towards economic unity:
One turnpike goes up
The trade agreement between Bavaria and Thuringia goes into operation. Up to now the American-Russian zonal border separated these two lands. But now the warning signs are removed and the wooden beam goes up. Direct economic traffic by car and train starts.
Officers of the two Military Governments and officials and delegates of German economy meet at Lauenstein near Kulmbach for the official opening of the border.
In future, here and at Mellrichstadt, commercial representatives of the two lands will pass the borderline.
The first car passes from the Russian area into the American zone. The interzonal pass in 3 languages is checked by the Russian guard. It is issued only for business trips.
The vehicle passes the American border.
One further step towards economic unity. one turnpike goes up.
03. News of reconstruction:
a. Blast furnace, Berlin
Everywhere in Berlin scrap-iron is salvaged from the debris - and thousands of tons are still in the ruins. Now this scrap is being utilized.
A blast furnace was built in the heavily bombed plant Bothe iron works. Though it cannot compare with those in the Rhine area it produces 200 tons of pig iron a month.
After the melting down the liquid crude iron is directed into channels where it solidifies into ingots.
A second furnace is being built. Thus, Berlin creates for itself a part compensation for the iron from Rhine and Ruhr.
b. New soil, Holstein
A different form of reconstruction is practiced in Holstein. Through hard and intensive work the Putlos manoeuvre ground have been converted into fertile arable land.
Where formerly youngsters were prepared for the battlefield crops are now growing. The soil, once torn by shells, is now furrowed by the plough.
The area was distributed among settlers and farmers. Farms sprang out of the barren land. One of these new farms harvested already this year 5.000 cwt of crop, 3.000 cwt of potatoes and 15.000 cwt of beets and vegetables.
This soil which only a year ago resembled a moon landscape today already feeds six persons per hectar.
c. Railway reconstruction, Holstein and Munich
One of reconstruction's most important aids is a smoothly functioning transportation and traffic system. Everywhere tracks are being cleared a wreckage removed to create space for new yards and workshops.
These repair works are being carried out at the Neumünster marshalling yards in Holstein. Everything that can be salvaged is preserved. This 80 ton-locomotive for instance can be repaired and used again.
Thousands of other locomotives, both electric and steam driven, are in the workshops.
Bavaria biggest plant of this type is the Kraus-Maffei-Works at Munich-Allach.
Instead of fabrication the plant concentrates at present on the reconditioning of repairable locomotives.
The damaged engines are taken apart. The various parts are repaired in specialized workshops.
After overhauling of all parts the engine is reassembled in the assembling shop.
Up to now 250 locomotives were repaired in these workshops - newly conditioned for long service on the trackways.
King of Greece returns
The majority of the Greek population voted in a plebiscite for the reconstruction of the monarchy. After a five year exile in England King George II. returns to Greece.
He is accompanied by Crown Princess Friderika and Crown Prince Paul. On his attival at Athens the monarch is welcomed by representatives of the Greek government and the army. Thousands cheer the King on his way to the cathedral.
On the steps King George salutes the Princesses Helena and Alicia.
The archbishop Damaskinos, who reigned Greece until the King's return.
Then King George drives to the tomb of the unknown soldier, where he lays down a wreath.
With the return of King George the Greek monarchy is restored.
Gymnastics for Babies
For more than 40 years baby gymnastics after the system Neumann-Neurode has shown good results throughout the world. Here Mrs. Neumann-Neurode trains yet another new generation of nurses and doctors.
In a home of the Hamburg Youth Movement, which houses above all orphans and foundlings, they learn how to prevent by gymnastics, defective growing of infants from their third month of life, and how to heal or treat twisted spines and rickets.
Massage and causing of movement reflexes, as well as sun baths, form part of the treatment.
The results are often amazing - children who could not walk because of innate weakness, can toddle after a short training; others repel illnesses thanks to the strengthening exercises.
Whether lazy or active, whether in swaddles or diapers - here every infant finds health and strength through gymnastics and one by one they develop to be a pocket-athlete.
06. Pictures form all over the world
a. Dreamboat, Cairo
The American giant plane "Pacusan Dreamboat" lands at Cairo airport after a 16.500 km nonstop flight from Honolulu via the North Pole.
The plane covered this flight across the globe in 39 hours 36 minutes.
After stops in Germany and France the "Dreamboat" returned to the U.S.A. where its team was welcomed by President Truman.
b. Exhibition of Agriculture, Brisbane
The big event of the year for Australia's farmers and cattle breeders and for many sightseers from all over the world is the Exhibition of Agriculture in Brisbane Queensland.
The show was the first after six years of war.
The Governor General of Australia, the Luke of Gloucester inaugurated the exhibition.
These outstanding animals which were awarded prizes, prove to the expert (and also to the layman) that Australia's cattle breeding has kept is former high level.
A contest of the fastest wood-cutters - another of Brisbane's specialities. A dead heat.
A steeple chase, the efficiency test for horse and rider, concludes the charming and colourful show.
c. Soap box derby, USA
Olympic Games? Derby? Boxing World Championship? - No, just the race of the homemade flivvers, the socalled Soap box derby.
The drivers are youngsters who have won the elimination races in their home-towns, the cars are selfbuilt vehicles with pedal-drive, the scene is Derby Downs in America.
Here, for the first time after the war - 120 champions from all over America meet.
They' re off! The favourites pedal as fast as they can. The enormous crowd of fans demonstrate the popularity of this event. 100.000 cather for the finals.
The race goes over one km.
The final lap of the three best drivers of the day.
A highschool scholarship is the prize.
These self-made automobiles reach in the final spurt a speed of nearly 40 m.p.h. - downhill, but still ... Mother hugs the winner proudly, the best junior driver of America.
Persons in the Film
Alice von Griechenland ; Damaskinos ; Eisenhower, Dwight ; Friederike von Griechenland ; Georg II. von Griechenland ; Gloucester von ; Helene von Griechenland ; MacNarney ; Paul von Griechenland
United States ; Berlin ; Holstein ; Neumünster ; Munich ; Brisbane ; Athens ; Bavaria ; Thuringia, Germany ; Schleswig ; Cairo ; Hamburg ; Schleswig-Holstein ; Edinburgh
Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Railways ; Border DDR/BRD, borders ; close-ups, detail ; Industry ; Children ; Harvest ; Medals, awards, honors ; Soapbox ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Animals (except dogs) ; Buildings ; automotive engineering, automotive ; Medicine ; Military ; festivals ; Economy ; Listener ; Agriculture ; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen ; Jobs ; Construction ; Exhibitions ; Crew ; Industrial ; Agriculture ; Military ; Sports honors ; aftermath of war
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