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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, 1957. In this challenging year Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes the new leader of the Tory Party and the country. Egypt takes control of the Suez Canal and reopens it for commercial shipping. This was also a year marked by technological progress as the Cold War superpowers battle for supremacy. The USSR launches its first successful satellite, Sputnik 1, and the Space Race is on! On a lighter note, Stirling Moss competes in the Monaco Grand Prix, and there’s a revolution in the home as new fabulous fifties styles in furniture design go on display.