On 14 November 1938 – shortly after the pogroms organized by the Nazi party the night of 9 November – the German authorities ban Jewish children to attend the schools. Our short film shows at the beginning previously unreleased film material of Berlin and Jewish students of a Berlin high school, which have been filmed in 1937 by the American film director Julien Bryan. In the thirties and especially before and after the Olympics of 1936, the Nazi regime is trying to show metropolitan normality to the outside world.
On the evening of 8th November 1923 Hitlers Nazi Party staged a coup in the Munich beer hall “Bürgerbräukeller” against the Bavarian government and the German Republic. The putsch was inspired by Benito Mussolini‘s March on Rome, from 22 to 29 October, 1922. Hitler and his associates planned to use Munich as a base for a march of armed insurgents on Berlin to bring down democracy in Germany. In this aim he did agree with influential leaders of the Bavarian government like Gustav von Kahr. In the Bürgerbräukeller Hitler could win von Kahr and others to support his actions. But the coup leaders had not reckoned with the determined resistance of the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Franz Matt of the Bavarian People’s Party. During the night Matt is able to bring loyal military and police units in position.
Just recently we wrote about the “renovations” in our content library. We enhanced our storage capacities quite extensively to be ready for new material and, especially, the 4K revolution. After all, the benefits of 4K are obvious: unprecedented levels of resolution and contrast and, ultimately, a much more dynamic, engaging and immersive entertainment experience. So why go for just good material, when you can have the best at Framepool.com? 50.000+ shots are already available in 4K, with a lot more to come each day…
Currently we are working behind the scenes, to make it as easy as possible for you to directly search, find and order our 4K content. Admittedly, most of the work is really fun – the great quality of the content lets us dream of impressive cities and wonderful landscapes, animals under water and in the wild, nice people and great extreme sports adventures. The biggest difficulty is to remain seated…
Solar eclipses are not really common events – it doesn’t happen so often that the moon overshadows the sun… Long time ago, these sudden astronomical phenomenons caused fear and anxiety. Nowadays the planetary orbits can be predicted very precisely – so the solar eclipse on November 3rd, commencing at exactly 10:04:34 Universal Time, shouldn’t be a surprise for anybody. But Europeans must hurry up now if they want to join the spectacle: It begins at the East Coast at sunrise as partial eclipse and continues in direction of the Atlantic Ocean. Totality will be reached shortly before the African continent and last for 1 minute and 40 seconds – until the year 3264 (!) none of the future hybrid solar eclipses will exceed this maximum.
What a shame that the weather forecast is not really ideal to watch the solar eclipse from the mainland: The yearly monsoon season in Gabon, Kongo and Uganda rarely allows a clear look to the sky.
The game hits full stride with cheerleaders waving pom-poms’, a lineman smearing war paint as the stadium lights glare on a formation of twenty-two men swapping yards.
The center snaps the ball and It’s a push to the end zone. It’s a run game as the offense grinds down the defense and the yards down field.
The strategy shifts. The quarterback drops back and drills a receiver in the open with a long pass. He guns for a few before he’s brought down inside the opponent’s one.
The clock ticks down.
The real estate get tighter, the yards have become inches. The offense huddles as the defensive front line lumbers toward the scrimmage line, drops to four and digs in.
The offense breaks and meets the defense mask to mask. The quarterback hollers an audible and his team responds by splitting and contracting.
The count is long.
The ball is snapped and handed off, tucked and protected by the back as he leaps over the linemen and rolls into the end zone.
Framepool is proud to introduce this great stock footage of American Football to our sports collection. The special about this new footage is, that it is filmed with Alexa and all rights are cleared so that it can be used for any purpose. Hope that you enjoy the action as much as we enjoyed creating it.
On 18 October 2013 the Hall of Liberation at Kelheim will be one hundred and fifty years old. It recalls the Battle of Leipzig of 1813. Our Cineflex HD aerial shots show the Hall of Liberation majestically enthroned on the Michelberg above the Danube river. And as well the town of Kelheim whose less impressive estates and industrial plants completely cover the Danube valley plain today.
In 1836, King Ludwig I. commissioned the architect Friedrich von Gärtner with the construction of the “sculptural monument” to commemorate the liberation of Germany from the reign of Napoleon. Gärtner planned an eighteen square dome, that should remember on the 18th of October 1813, on which the battle of the nations turned decisively. Friedrich von Gärtner died in 1847, five years after construction began. Leo von Klenze took over the project and submitted to King Ludwig I his “scathing critique” of Gärtners construction. The hall was replanned, and finally a circular building was realized that is completely independent of a shape without really having an antetype. The exterior facade was finally changed and built with 18 buttresses. These are surmounted by 18 colossal statues as allegories of German tribes. The construction of the hall lasted until 1863. Public monumental buildings were apparently subject to similar uncertainties as nowadays.
The city of Kelheim commemorates to the anniversary of the Hall of Liberation with a varied program.
The Archaeological Museum of the city of Kelheim shows until October 27 an exhibition of the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich. The original plans and drawings of the architects Friedrich von Gärtner and Leo von Klenze can be seen.
Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard are internationally well-known for their political achievements in the post-war period, the foundation of German democracy and economic recovery. Our video shows both of them exactly 50 years ago, when the Minister of Economic and Vice Chancellor Erhard was appointed as Chancellor of West Germany after Adenauer resigned.
And even Adenauer had a bit more time to play Boccia from that day on, he kept on playing an active role in German politics until his death. With 91 years and 3,5 months he ranks as the oldest Member of German Parliament as yet. Also Erhard adhered to politics up until old age – and it goes without saying that this holds true for his cigars as well.
Wildly controversial at first, today universally regarded as an emblem of the city of Berlin:
With the opening of the Berlin Philharmonic hall on October 15th in 1963, a long period without concert house came to an end for the music-loving Berlin citizens. It took almost 20 years from the destruction of the old philharmonic hall during World War II until the opening of the new building. After initial criticism, the new „Berliner Philharmonie“ (designed by Hans Scharoun) quickly became an example of modern architecture in Berlin and a symbol for the reconstruction of Germany after the war. Today, as an elementary part of the Berlin „Kulturforum“ and its vicinity to the Potsdamer Platz, the new Philharmonic hall still represents the modern Berlin – and has become a model for many others all over the world.
Technical progress and economical growth are necessary – but often humans exceed natural limitations too rigorously, without looking at the potential consequences. Tragic disasters can be the result. One sad example happened exactly 50 years ago: On October 9th in 1963, a landslide and resulting tsunami devastated the North Italian townlet Longarone and numerous villages nearby. Approximately 2000 inhabitants were killed – until today nobody knows exactly how many people lost their lives.
The landslide caused the overtopping of one of the tallest dams in the world, which was built by the end of the 1950ies to meet the growing demands for industrialization and energy in Venice. Already before and during the construction period, some experts have been warning about a natural disaster – without being heard by the responsible parties. Economical interests were the first priority.
Looking at today’s situation, it doesn’t seem that mankind learned a lot from such disasters. We are destroying our nature, even in full awareness of the consequences. It’s time for a change in thinking, living and working, also in our industry. Otherwise the climate change and its impacts on our Oceans will be a catastrophe on an unprecedented scale.
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Congratulations to the German Unity Day: freedom, peace and the civil rights of free citizens are basic conditions for happiness.