British Pathe News - 1953 A Year To Remember [DVD]
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 nearly six decades. 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, 1953. This was the year in which the Cold War began in earnest. Russia caught up with America in the nuclear bomb stakes; the Korean War ended in stalemate; Joseph Stalin was mourned in Russia, while back in the States, Americans thought they could see a Red under every bed; and the French met resistance in Vietnam, during a chain of events that would lead to the Vietnam War. In Britain, the Royal Family suffered another blow with the loss of Queen Mary, but the whole country came out in celebration for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, that gracious young lady burdened so suddenly with the throne.
Running Time: 58 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 20 Dec. 2013
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