A Year to Remember: 1978 (DVD)

A Year to Remember: 1978 (DVD)
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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 1978.

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.

In this troublesome year, the  super tanker Amoco Cadiz splits choppy seas,  leading to an oil spill and ecological disaster. Grave robbers steal to body of one of the world's most celebrated actors Charlie Chaplin, who was  buried in Switzerland.  

In the ongoing Bush War, Rhodesia becomes a battleground leading to a mass exodus of its tourist population. And Argentina wins the World Cup for the first time,  beating the Netherlands 3-1 in a controversial victory, as it becomes the host nation. And  Prince Charles  undertakes a parachute jump.

No. Discs: 1 DVD

Cert: E

Running Time:   1 hr

Release Date: 8 Jan 2018


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