British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1958
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:
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, 1958. The world goes on show during Expo 58, also known as the Brussels World Fair, the first Fair since World War Two. The age of the teenager dawns as post-war energy and freedom fuel music and fashion. In Rome crowds amass in St Peters Square to see the newly crowned Pope Giovanni XXIII. Across the Atlantic, President Eisenhower outlines his peace plan at the United Nations. In Britain the Queen opens Gatwick Airport. But tragedy also strikes. The Munich air disaster leaves the sporting world stunned when the plane carrying the Manchester United team crashes with 28 fatalities.
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