A Year To Remember 1949

British Pathé Presents

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 the better part of a century.

Cat. No: 194805
Barcode: 5019322948056
Run Time: 60 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: E
Format: DVD
Release Date: 21st January 2019

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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, 1949.

This dramatic year sees Europe’s post-war regeneration gathering pace, including the end of rationing and the end of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift. The federal republic of Germany is created on May 23rd and this same year sees China become the communist rule People’s Republic of China. Anti-communist hysteria, also known as the ‘Red Scare’, sweeps across America and global relationships began to chill as the Cold War began to dominate the world. American President Harry S. Truman was inaugurated and Britain enjoyed the arrival of the latest lace stockings from Paris.

More episodes of A Year to Remember are also available below:

A Year to Remember 1947
A Year to Remember 1948
A Year to Remember 1956
A Year to Remember 1957
A Year to Remember 1958
A Year to Remember 1966 
A Year to Remember 1967
A Year to Remember 1968
A Year to Remember 1976
A Year to Remember 1977
A Year to Remember 1978
A Year to Remember 1986
A Year to Remember 1987
A Year to Remember 1988