British Pathe News - A Year To Remember 1962 [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 was the year in which the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. But as much as this affair dominated the news, there were other important international events too, with both Uganda and Algeria winning their independence. In Britain, the Conservatives seemed to run out of steam. Macmillan s health started to fail, the Cabinet seemed ineffectual, and internal wranglings plagued the day-to-day running of the government. The Party s popularity in the country declined steadily and a sluggish economy helped to make the situation worse. But there was cause for celebration on the technological front, with Pathé News reporting on a new project to build an airliner that could reach America in three hours a project that would eventually give birth to Concorde. 1962 was certainly a year to remember.
Running Time: 56 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 24 Jun. 2013
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