8.2 The Sixties
Beatlemania, the moon landing, the growth of the Civil Rights movement in America, the first test flight of Concorde and an England victory in the football World Cup… these were some of the big news stories of the sixties. These, and other significant developments from that decade, are shown in these films.
THE BEATLES COME TO TOWN
6 MINS 16 SECS, SOUND, COLOUR, 1963
A gem from 1963 - The Beatles perform to an excited audience in Manchester. There are some terrific shots of the band members prior to the show and we get to hear them sing She Loves You and Twist and Shout.
MARCHERS DEMAND CIVIL RIGHTS
0 MINS 56 SECS, SOUND, B/W, 1965
Caution: The language used in this clip reflects the time period in which the film was made and includes some terms that are not acceptable today.
In this film, a newsreel from March 1965, Dr Martin Luther King leads a peaceful civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. King was leader of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People).
1966 - A YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENTS
8 MINS 20 SECS, SOUND, COLOUR, 1966
Key Section - 06:49 to end.
The main news events of the year are chronicled in this British Pathé special. In the Key Section, witness England achieve football glory as they beat West Germany to win the 1966 World Cup.
ONE GIANT LEAP
6 MINS 18 SECS, SOUND, B/W AND Colour, 1969
This section of a retrospective documentary, One Giant Leap, charting the history of the Space Race, focuses on the famous Apollo XI mission which took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon in 1969. It ends with the narrator stating: [of man]...now in his moment of triumph, though conscious of the vastness of his universe, he is poised on the brink of still more challenging exploration.