The Seventies

The Seventies

Documentaries, news items and movies showing what the 1970s were like

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The Seventies
  • Know the British

    Fabulous documentary made to educate American businessmen on the peculiar ways, customs, etiquette and traditions of the British as they were in 1974. From British Pathé TV's History Collection.

  • A Year To Remember - 1970

    In this episode: - Civil war in Nigeria- London fashions- Growing unrest in Northern Ireland- Vietnam: The war grows bloodier with no hope for peace- Mayday strikes and “demos”- John & Yoko

  • A Year To Remember - 1971

    In this episode: - The Harrier jump jet- Frazier snatches the world heavyweight crown from Cassius Clay- A massive volcanic eruption from Mount Etna in Sicily- Music lovers in NY pay homage to Louis Armstrong- The IRA and riots in Northern Ireland- The two week war between India and Pakistan

  • A Year To Remember - 1972

    In this episode: - Britain joins the common market- Bloodshed in Northern Ireland continues- Egyptian treasures draw massive crowds to the British Museum- Vietnam: communist troops from the North launch their biggest offensive in four years- Charlie Chaplin returns to America for the first time i...

  • A Year To Remember - 1973

    In this episode: - Pablo Picasso dies at 91- The world's largest uncut diamond, the star of Sierra Leone, on show in London- Muhammad Ali vs Joe Bugner in Vegas- The plight of Native Americans and Marlon Brando- Bobby Charlton comes out on his final home game for Manchester United- The Watergate ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1974

    In this episode: - John Wayne on a publicity trip to London- Cleaning up the Suez Canal- Violence in Northern Ireland- The round-the-world yacht race- West Germany wins the World Cup- A military coup in Cyprus forces President Makarios to fly to Britain

  • A Year To Remember - 1975

    In this episode: - Northern Ireland: More than 150 prisoners are released- A belated knighthood for P.G. Wodehouse- Cricketing hero Gary Sobers knighted- The world's biggest mass wedding: 1,800 couples in South Korea- King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by a mentally-deranged nephew- The ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1976

    In this episode: - John Currie wins the men’s figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics- The big landowners in Rhodesia increase security around their homes and farms- Harold Wilson stuns the political world and resigns- Argentina: President Isabelle Peron is deposed in a bloodless coup- Portuga...

  • A Year To Remember - 1977

    In this episode: - Rolls Royce now produce 50% more cars than five years ago- Holland: South Maluku terrorists seeking independence seize a train- The Queen’s Silver Jubilee- A historic day for Spain- Elvis Presley dies- The England cricket team

  • A Year To Remember - 1978

    In this episode: - A mass exodus of tourists in Rhodesia- Super tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two in heavy seas- Prince Charles parachuting- Cow chip throwing contest in Oklahoma- Switzerland: Grave robbers steal the body of Charlie Chaplin- Argentina wins World Cup

  • A Year To Remember - 1979

    In this episode: - The Shah of Iran is driven into exile- The end of 30 years of hostility between Egypt and Israel- Top Tory MP Airey Neave dies in IRA car bomb- The annual university boat race- The deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is hanged- Thatcher becomes prime minister

  • The Vietnam War, Part 1 – Vietnam and the War

    The USA’s fear of communism caused American troops to go into Vietnam under President Kennedy in 1961. A war fought nightly on TV, it engendered a huge anti-war movement. By 1973, Nixon had resigned and the US was forced to withdraw in 1975. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection. In this ep...

  • The Vietnam War, Part 2 – The TV War

    In this episode: Vietnam’s early history, its people, dynastic struggles and invasions. The French, the Japanese in WWII and the rise of communism in 1941. The emergence of Ho Chi Minh, nationalism into communism. The effect of the domino theory, JFK’s assassination and the Gulf of Tonkin inciden...

  • The Vietnam War, Part 3 – Fallout and Recovery

    In this episode: Nixon orders the majority of US troops back. Watergate. The US embassy is evacuated. The South faces a backlash from the North and US veterans face dishonour and neglect back home.

  • Horror Express

    A British anthropologist (Christopher Lee) discovers a frozen monster in Manchuria. Convinced that the creature is the “missing link”, he embarks on a Trans-Siberian train to transport it back to Europe. But during the journey, the monster comes to life and starts killing the passengers. From Bri...