British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1988
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, 1988. In this significant leap year Australia marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the country s first settlers, whilst Aborigines continue their campaign for land rights. The Soviet Union recognizes and celebrates 1000 years of Christianity in their country. Gold Rush fever hits the Amazon as men and women venture deep into the heart of the jungle in search of riches. Hurricane Gilbert smashes its way across the Caribbean, leaving death and destruction in its wake. On the bright side, the British population shows compassion and generosity as Comic Relief launches its very first Red Nose Day and raises an eye-watering £15million for charitable causes.
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