A Year to Remember 1949 (DVD)
Footage from the most famous film archive in the world as British Pathé takes us through the key events of the year.
A Year to Remember is British Pathés seminal series recalling the defining events of the 20th century, complied from contemporary news footage from their world famous archive. Pathé News set the standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences both informed and entertained for the better part of a century.
This episode details not only the major political issues that dominated that year, but also key social changes and cultural trends.
This eventful year sees Europes post-war regeneration, including rationing being brought to a stop and the end of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
On May 23rd the federal republic of Germany is established, and China became the communist rule of the Peoples Republic of China.
Anti-communist hysteria, known as the Red Scare, sweeps across America, and global relationships begin to chill over as the Cold War starts to dominate the world. President Harry H. Truman was inaugurated in the US, and Britain enjoys the arrival of the latest fashion trend from Paris, lace stockings.
1949 was certainly a year to remember.
Release Date: 21st January 2019