Various delegates signing the Bonn constitution.
Bonn constitution signed.
Documentation states delegates of all West German states signed the new German constitution and founded the Bundesrepublic Deutschland, a federal republic. Bonn was selected the capital as the new capital. The town is the HQ of the Belgian Occupation forces in Germany. Present were General George P Hayes US deputy military governor, General MacClane British deputy military governor and general Noiret representing the French military government.
LS.G.V. Bonn showing the Rhine river in foreground (2 shots). LS. A narrow street, with black and gold flags in some windows. MS. Street vendor selling black and gold flags to young boys in street. LS. Another street decorated with flags. MS. A new bridge across the Rhine under construction. MS. Government buildings with new flag flying from roof. MS. Parliamentary Council building with flag flying from roof. MS. Flag flying from roof of building. LS. New meeting hall under construction. MS. Carl Arnold, Minister President of Land North-Rhine Westphalia, arriving for signing. CU. Head shot of Arnold as he passes camera. MS. A Belgian army officer guest arriving. MS. A French army officer guest arriving. MS. Interior, showing audience. MS. Konrad Adenauer President of the council making opening speech. MS. Platform. MS. Adenauer signing the Constitution. MS. Other delegates signing. CU. Back shot delegate signing. and C.U. MS. Delegates signing. LS. Communist delegate Renner, Walking away from platform refusing to sign. SCU. Communist delegates Renner and Max Reimann Chairman of the communist party talking to each other. MS. Another delegate signing. SCU. A woman delegate signing. CU. A delegate walking through hall. SCU. Ernst Reuter Mayor of Berlin signing.