A Year to Remember 1960 (DVD)
Featuring original newsreel footage of key people and events that shaped 1960, including Elvis Presley, Macmillan v Khrushchev, Princess Margaret’s wedding, the launch of Britain’s first nuclear submarine Dreadnought – and much more.
A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of
the twentieth century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the
world-famous BBC and British Pathé archives.
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, 1960.
This was the year during which, in Algeria, France seemed to be on the brink of civil war; in the Congo, Belgium beat a hasty retreat, leaving bloodshed in its wake; in South Africa, the black majority began to fight the cruelties of apartheid; in Berlin, thousands of refugees sought freedom from state communism; and in the skies, Gary Powers was shot down in his U2 spy plane.
On the lighter side, Princess Margaret wed in Westminster Abbey, Tommy Steele married a Windmill Girl, and Elvis Presley left the United States Army to much press attention.
1960 was certainly a year to remember.
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