A compilation of news footage covering historic events of the past thirty years: 1961 - East Germany builds the Berlin Wall; 1963 - U.S. President Kennedy is assassinated; 1968 - Soviet forces invade Czechoslovakia; 1969 - the first man on the moon; 1974 - the U.S. Watergate scandal; 1975 - the fall of Saigon ending the Vietnam War; 1980 - Iranian Embassy Siege; 1981 - the wedding of Britain’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana; 1982 - Britain invades the Falklands and wins back the islands; 1984 - the IRA attempt to blow up the entire British Cabinet meeting at Brighton; 1984 - Bhopal where poison gas leaks kill more than 3,000 Indians; 1986 - the Shuttle Disaster; 1986 - the Russian nuclear reactor at Chernobyl blows; 1988 - the tragedy of the Armenian earthquake.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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