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A Year To Remember - 1942
In this episode: - USA joining the allied forces marks a turning point in the war- A significant victory prompts Churchill to make one of his most famous speeches- The Battle of the Coral Sea- Hitler’s troops fight the vicious Battle of Stalingrad- The Germans formulate their plans to rid Europe ...
A Year To Remember - 1943
In this episode: - The year in which the allies made steady progress against the Nazis- In Russia, the bloody siege of Stalingrad comes to an end with the surrender of German forces- In Northern Africa the forces unleashed by the Allies sees success- The Allies take 110,000 prisoners of war - Reg...
A Year To Remember - 1944
In this episode: - 1944 saw the moves that undermined any chance of Nazi success- The Normandy landings – the world’s biggest combined land, sea and air operation- The Allies take complete control of Normandy- Paris is liberated after courageous work by the French underground resistance- Those ar...
A Year To Remember - 1945
In this episode: - 1945 would end in peace and the dawning of a new era in world history- Hitler shoots himself at news of the Russian advance on Berlin- American and Russian troops shake hands across the ruins of Germany and the war is over- FDR tragically dies within sight of victory and Harry ...
A Year To Remember - 1946
In this episode: - Nations turn their attention to reconstruction and the prospects for the future- Winston Churchill makes his famous speech in which he describes an iron curtain falling across Europe- The first verbal battles of the Cold War are fought- In China, civil war rages between Mao Zed...
A Year To Remember - 1947
In this episode: - Hopes for new improvements in Anglo-Russian relations fly high- Truman declares war on Soviet Russia- The invention of the press button car park- Al Capone dies- Palestine problem handed to the U.N.- Australia's £20,000,000 for Britain
A Year To Remember - 1948
In this episode: - Jamaicans arrive in Britain- The drama of Palestine- Mahatma Gandhi dies- General Eisenhower retires- Berlin in crisis- The silver wedding in Britain
A Year To Remember - 1949
In this episode: - A year in which Europe’s regeneration gathers pace- The creation of the Federal Republic of Germany- Russia’s blockade of Berlin- Anti-communist hysteria sweeps America- China becomes a communist state
A Year To Remember - 1950
In this episode: - In America, anti-communist hysteria gathers pace- Stalin and the new Chinese leader sign a pact of friendship- USA decides to build the Hydrogen Bomb- Prince Rainier III ascends the throne of Monaco, Europe's tiniest state- Communist forces attack the Republic of Korea- Korea: ...
A Year To Remember - 1951
In this episode:
- The Korean War unfolds against the backdrop of growing nuclear tension
- USA test its first H-bombs - a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima bombs
- Iran snubs the British by nationalising the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
A Year To Remember - 1952
In this episode: - USA's first H-bomb test and Britain's first atom bomb- Korean war continues: fears that China might intervene in the Asian conflict- Britain's presence in Egypt and around the Suez Canal questioned- Churchill visits President Truman in America- The funeral of Eva Peron- John Co...
A Year To Remember - 1953
In this episode: - Queen Elizabeth's coronation- Britain’s Le Mans triumph- President Eisenhower warns the world that the Soviet Union is out for global domination- Yugoslavia’s war hero Tito elected president- Britain deals with the last outpost of its fading empire- Russia mourns as Stalin dies
A Year To Remember - 1954
In this episode: - The conflict continues in Indochina between the Communist rebels lead by Ho Chi Minh and the French resistance- A treaty that officially divides the country into North and South Vietnam- Senator Joe McCarthy’s career of purging the country of supposed communists comes to a sord...
A Year To Remember - 1955
In this episode: - The emergence of a rival to NATO- The signing of the Warsaw Pact- Nationalist South African party continues to put legal bite behind its policy of apartheid- Colonial unrest in Cyprus and Algeria- Further clashes between Egyptian and Israeli forces in Gaza- Sir Alexander Flemin...
A Year To Remember - 1956
In this episode: - The invasion of Hungary by Soviet forces- Khrushchev denounces Stalin- President Eisenhower on holiday in Georgia- George Orwell's “1984” film premiere- Liberace’s tour of Britain- Britain wins Monte Carlo rally
A Year To Remember - 1957
In this episode: - Eden resigns: Harold Macmillan becomes the leader of the Tory Party and the Government- New styles in furniture- Egypt digs up their own history- The technological frontier and "Space Race"- Russians launch their first successful Sputnik satellite- The Monaco Grand Prix
A Year To Remember - 1958
In this episode: - The first world exhibition since 1939 opens in Brussels- UN: Eisenhower outlines peace plan- Rome hails new pope- Manchester United tragedy- The Queen opens Gatwick Airport- The age of the teenager- The world's first gas turbine car
A Year To Remember - 1959
In this episode: - Paris: De Gaulle moves in- Hong Kong: Refugee problem nears crisis- USA: Biggest carrier goes to sea- “Titan” rocket is fired- London: Stars fight cinema tax- Buckingham Palace: Guards retreat
A Year To Remember - 1960
In this episode: - Agadir: A city dies- Eisenhower visits South America- India welcomes Nasser- The Royal Wedding- Florida: Submarine Polaris fired- The Moscow Powers Trial
A Year To Remember - 1961
In this episode: - JFK inaugurated as the 35th President of the USA- The grandeur of India- The first man in space- France in turmoil- Berlin: The Wall of Shame- Wimbledon
A Year To Remember - 1962
In this episode: - Haiti voodoo festival- Uganda wins independence- JFK triumphs- Prince Charles begins new school- Dr Charlie Chaplin- TV from space
A Year To Remember - 1963
In this episode: - Alcatraz: Everybody out!- Moscow: The girl from space- Vatican City: Pope Paul is crowned- JFK is assassinated- Monaco: Hill wins Grand Prix- London: Let’s all be Beatles!
A Year To Remember - 1964
In this episode: - Panama crisis- The Beatles conquer America- Get your spring hat- Royal wedding in Athens- The bullet train- Xmas aound the world
A Year To Remember - 1965
In this episode: - The death of Churchill- Undersea hunt for oil- “My Fair Lady” comes to town- Royal visit to Africa- Selma: Marchers demand civil rights- Famine follows drought