British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1979
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 BBC and British Pathé archive. 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, 1979. This eventful year sees a dramatic change in leadership across the globe. In Iran the Shah is overthrown during the revolution and driven into exile. Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is hanged. Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain s Prime Minister, the first woman to ever hold that position. In the Middle East, 30 years of hostility between Israel and Egypt comes to an end. Backin the UK, the IRA strikes again, this time killing top Tory MP Airey Neave with a car bomb. And finally, the annual Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race caused quite a stir. 1979 was without a doubt a year to remember.
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