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Using rare news footage and interviews from the incredible British Pathé archive, this extraordinary series provides a unique look at what made the news of yesteryear. With a comprehensive hour long programme on each year of the 1960s, this 3 disc – set provides the definitive insight into the decade that ‘swung’ under the shadow of the bomb. Globally, there was renewed optimism when a young John F. Kennedy was elected to become the President of the USA – hopes that were cruelly dashed with his imminent and untimely assassination. The world saw further civil unrest with the murder of Martin Luther King, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the ongoing bloodshed of the Vietnam War. The 1960s also saw the erecting of the Berlin wall, a concrete symbol of a divided world, before ending on the almighty high of mankind s greatest triumph: the Apollo 11 moon landing.In Britain, it was both celebration and despair! From the tragedy of the Aberfan disaster in Wales to the jubilation of England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup – albeit with some help from ‘Pickles the Dog’! Liverpool set the scene for much of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ with the emergence of Beatlemania. Britain also powered forward technologically with the development of Concorde! Other light hearted events of the decade included the beginnings of pirate radio with ‘Radio Caroline’, the marriage of Elvis Presley to Priscilla, ever changing hairstyles and the new hover-mower “so light that women can use it!” Relive all these events and many more with “A Year To Remember: The 1960s”
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