British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1959
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 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, 1959. This was the year in which Fidel Castro s revolution triumphed in Cuba; another island, Cyprus, resolved its future, at least for the time being; a refugee problem was turning into a crisis in Hong Kong; and the Queen conquered Chicago on a state visit. Back in Britain, the brand-new M1 motorway was seen as a symbol of growing prosperity, the Conservative Party won a comprehensive electoral victory, and we all liked Ike when he flew in to see us. 1959 was certainly a year to remember.
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