British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1954
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 twentieth century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the world-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, 1954.
This was the year in which colonial power took a battering. While France suffered at the hands of the Viet Minh in Indochina and faced riots in Algeria, Britain battled the Mau Mau in Kenya and five senators were shot by Puerto Rican nationalists in the United States. Meanwhile, Colonel Nasser, soon to plunge Britain into the Suez Crisis, became prime minister of Egypt.
In other news, Senator Joe McCarthy’s career came to a sordid end. In Britain, the economy improved, rationing finally ceased, the Queen continued her glorious tour of the Commonwealth realms with visits to New Zealand and Australia, and Roger Bannister ran the first four-minute mile.
1954 was certainly a year to remember.
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