A Year to Remember: 1948 (DVD)
Stunning documentary footage from a key point in history from the world-famous British Pathe film archive
This hour-long documentary looks at events in the extraordinary year of 1948.
A Year to Remember draws together contemporary news footage compiled from the British Pathe archive to chronicle the definitive events that occurred during the 20th century.
Pathe News set the industry standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences informed and entertained for the better part of a century with their newsreels. Their film reels not only documented the major political issues of the day, but social changes and cultural trends showing the way ordinary people lived their lives at the time.
Find out more about British Pathe and their importance in keeping the public informed before television's invention Here.
This crucial post-war year began with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Tensions between the Arab and Jewish people hit a melting point following the partition of Israel and Palestine, leading to the Palestine conflict. The Cold War leaves Berlin devastated, and we witness the 100 days blockade.
In the US, General Eisenhower retires. Meanwhile in Britain, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversary and the country welcomes the Windrush settlers: immigrants from the Caribbean invited to boost the country's workforce.
No. Discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 1 hr