British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1950

Code: SH1950

£13.95

59 mins.

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!

Full description from the producer:

Original newsreel footage of key people and events that shaped 1950, including the birth of Princess Anne, the de Havilland Comet, the launch of the new Ark Royal, Winston Churchill, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jean Simmons – and much more.

A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of
the twentieth century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from theworld-famous BBC and British Pathé archives.

This programme 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, 1950.

This was the year in which Clement Attlee’s Labour government narrowly won another term, though its hold on power would not last for long; the royals welcomed Princess Anne into the family; Queen Juliana of the Netherlands paid us a visit; and Britain’s de Havilland comet made aviation history.

It was also a year dominated by the crisis in Korea. When the communist forces of North Korea crossed the 38th parallel, the border with its southern neighbour, it signalled the beginning of a war which ultimately cost the lives of millions.

1950 was certainly a year to remember.

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