'In the News: the 1970s' takes a look at 18 of the most prominent news stories to hit the headlines during 1970-79 - from a slightly-cynical UK perspective.
If you were born before, say, the late 1960s, you should recollect most of the news stories featured herein. You’ll remember them, but recall little in the way of actual detail - well, now's your chance to swot up. Watergate, the Moon landings, decimalisation, joining the Common Market, North Sea Oil, the ever-present threat of the Cold War and the absurdity of the Cod War. And the decade was full of giants: Ali, Amin, Lucan, Pol Pot, the Ripper and Jeremy Thorpe (who?) – plus the shenanigans surrounding lesser lights such as Anthony Blunt and Sid Vicious. Throw in the 1970 World Cup, Bloody Sunday and the world's first Test Tube Baby and we've plenty to get our teeth into.
An extensive 1970s 'News Chronology' closes the book.
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