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Pborn4
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Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime18/5/2021, 02:45

This year Niedersachen/Lower Saxony celebrates 75 yrs of its existence having been drawn on a map Post WW2.

NDR (North German TV) is broadcasting a progamme on 2 Jun 21, with a voice over by John Goodyear of Birmingham University (in German), to commemorate the occasion - a second 75 minute programme will be transmitted in October covering more of the history and featuring newsreels and interviews and some interviews Prof. Goodyear has conducted with veterans of the former BAOR.

https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/unsere_geschichte/Wie-wir-wurden-was-wir-sind,sendung1156292.html 

The longer 75-minute version will be shown in October, i.e. nearer to the actual anniversary itself.

https://www.ndr.de/geschichte/chronologie/kriegsende/Die-Briten-im-Norden-Vom-Feind-zum-Freund,britenimnorden101.html
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Number of posts : 954
Age : 73
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime18/5/2021, 10:27

1 Nov 46 – Province Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) formed from Province Hannover – Province Braunschweig – Province Oldenburg – Province Schaumburg-Lippe

1st Corps District was responsible as 30th Corps District had disbanded 1 Oct 46, on disbandment 1 Jul 47, 7th Armoured Division and 5th Infantry Division took responsibility less the north-east of the province to Hamburg District until Hannover District formed 15 Jan 48

https://britisharmyingermany.com (under construction)
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Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Appeal for Historical Keepsakes at NDR   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime18/5/2021, 13:41

75 yrs Northern Saxony   - first report above (early hours 18 May 21)

(Birth of New States - https://www.lwl.org/westfaelische-geschichte/que/normal/que1167.pdf Ordinance No. 46. Article V This Ordinance shall be deemed to have become effective
on 23rd August 1946)

Not surprisingly the TV link and its associated files asks for donation of  artefacts,
documents, photos and remiscences of the time to enrich the planned historical section in the Niedersachsen exhibitions  or museums - see below

"Rummage in your boxes and cupboards: Perhaps you will discover things that you only really appreciate today. If your personal memento, your personal "treasure", is connected to an event that also has a meaning for the state of Lower Saxony: Simply take a photo of it and attach it to the form below,
in which you can also give us your personal memories - write about them. The data you transmit will only be passed on to the production company entrusted with the project. So you can share your memento and its history with us. We look forward to your "little treasure(s)" - thank you very much!

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/unserschatz/index.html form is at foot of article in German,  it includes a "release paragraph"  to handover
if you fll in the German form there is a send link at the bottom to push your formatted e-mail into the ether.  Otherwise a contact address for the NDR is:

NDR Fernsehen
Hugh-Greene-Weg 1
22529 Hamburg
Tel. 00 49 (040) 4156 - 0
Fax 00 49 (040) 44 76 02
E-Mail: fernsehen@ndr.de    or ndr@ndr.de
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Number of posts : 954
Age : 73
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime19/5/2021, 10:19

https://www.ndr.de/geschichte/chronologie/1-November-1946-Das-Land-Niedersachsen-wird-gegruendet,niedersachsen814.html

Should read in English, the first paragraph:

The "Ordinance No. 55" of the British military government officially established the state of Lower Saxony with the capital Hanover on November 1, 1946. The first state government under Prime Minister Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf has to solve immense problems.

Have a copy of the original document of the day in German and English somewhere on my hard drive but cannot find...
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Pborn4
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Pborn4


Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime19/5/2021, 10:59

Not bad, flash-to-bang around 9 weeks - they had plans in the bottom drawer -

Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Nieder10

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Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: NDR TV Birth of Niedersachsen Nov 1945   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime6/6/2021, 18:25

Here is a link to the TV show, it is in German but easy to follow,

https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/unsere-geschichte/happy-birthday-niedersachsen/ndr-fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL25kci5kZS8wN2IxZmQxMS0wNWExLTQxNzYtOGMyNi1jNzlkZmI0MTAxNjE/

there will be a follow-up 90 minute programme in  October 2021.

Anyone with input for the presenter can e-mail him here

John Goodyear      j.goodyear@bham.ac.uk

his speciality interest is the town of Oldenburg  from British or Canadian or even Norwegen standpoints in the post-war era.
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Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: 75 years Niedersachsen   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime4/10/2021, 11:31

Part 2  Niedersachsen  

90-minute feature-length documentary transmission

Happy Birthday Niedersachsen | NDR.de - Fernsehen
https://www.ndr.de › programm › epg·
Happy Birthday Niedersachsen. Wie wir wurden, was wir sind.

How we became what we are.

Sonntag, 17. Oktober 2021, 20:15 bis 21:45 Uhr. Niedersachsen feiert in diesem Jahr 75.#
and
Saturday, 23. Oktober 2021, 14:00 bis 15:30 Uhr.

https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/programm/epg/Happy-Birthday-Niedersachsen,sendung1192044.html
a little explanatio - in German

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Number of posts : 524
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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Happy Birthday Niedersachsen | NDR.de - Fernsehen

Happy Birthday Niedersachsen. Wie wir wurden, was wir sind. How we became what we are.


https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/programm/epg/Happy-Birthday-Niedersachsen,sendung1192044.html

in German with John Goodyear and Hugh Pierson (former SLO Bergen Hohne/Legacy Historical Officer)
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steve


Number of posts : 954
Age : 73
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony   Happy 75th Birthday Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony Icon_minitime30/10/2021, 18:10

Here is a light hearted 1945 map of the 30 Corps District area that became Niedersachsen 75 years ago on the same day the district disbanded, however gave up west of Hannover to 1 Corps District on 5 May 46 study

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