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1945: The Year That Shaped Our World: Tuesday's Documentary


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1945 was a crucial year for Britain and the World.
The war ended but left behind difficulties and problems without parallel. Central Europe was in ruins, peopled by a generation of displaced persons; Britain was tired, ready for change, political and social; the Iron Curtain was ready to be lowered. Civil war was starting in Greece. While on the sidelines Russia and America were ready to take advantage of every opportunity that might be offered.

Yet it was a year of hope. An election and a chance to change Britain. The return to civilian enjoyments: Ascot, motor car racing, sport, the first time for five years without the threat of bombs. Entertainment by big established stars like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the discovery of new ones like Frank Sinatra.
All these events are reflected by library film of the time.
Written and spoken by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE
Dubbing mixer DAVE simpson
Film editor RON FREEMAN
Frank Sinatra is the subject of Celebration: Wednesday at 7.30 pm R4.
The good old days of 1945: page 5


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Spoken By: William Hardcastle
Editor: Ron Freeman
Producer: Therese Denny
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

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1945: The Year That Shaped Our World: Tuesday's Documentary

BBC One London, 30 July 1974 21.25

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