British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1978
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, 1978. This was a turbulent year on many fronts. The super tanker Amoco Cadiz splits into two in violent seas, spilling its oil cargo and creating an ecological disaster. In a Swiss cemetery, grave robbers steal the body of one of the world s most revered actors: Charlie Chaplin. In the ongoing Bush War, Rhodesia becomes a battleground leading to a mass exodus of its tourist population. Oklahoma hosts its annual cow chip throwing contest. Host nation Argentina wins the World Cup for the first time, beating the Netherlands 3-1 in a controversial victory, and Prince Charles prepares for a parachute jump.
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