British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1948
Everyone has a special year in their lives. It might be the year you were born, the year you got engaged or married or the year when your first child was born. Perhaps you first went to school or college that year, or embarked on your career. It could even be the year you retired.
Whatever the occasion, a volume of A Year To Remember is the perfect gift (for others or yourself ). Produced entirely using approximately an hour of historic footage filmed by British Pathé News, each volume provides a detailed history of the year and will bring the memories flooding back!
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A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the 20th century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the world famous British Pathé archive. Pathé News set the standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences both informed and entertained for the better part of a century. This programme does the same for a new generation and details not only the major political issues that dominated the day, but also key social changes and cultural trends. This hour-long episode chronicles that remarkable year, 1948. This momentous post-war year opened with the assassination of Mahatma Gandi on January 30th. The Palestine conflict unfolds as tensions between Arabs and Jews erupt following the partition of Israel and Palestine. The Cold War leaves Berlin in crisis and we witness the 100 days blockade. In the US, General Eisenhower retires Meanwhile in Britain, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversary and the country welcomes the arrival of the Windrush settlers: immigrants from the Caribbean invited to boost the country s workforce.
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