British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1968
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, 1968. This devastating year witnessed the assassination of two major political figures Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Demonstrations take place in London as thousands of anti-Vietnam war protestors gather in Trafalgar Square. Racists and demonstrators clash during the march on Downing Street against a proposed immigration bill. In Mexico, the greatest sporting contest in the world gets underway as the Olympics is staged in a Latin American country for the very first time. Meanwhile, in the entertainment world Roman Polanski marries Sharon Tate, and The Beatles have a spiritual encounter in India.
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