"A Year to Remember", the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the twentieth century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the World-Famous BBC and British Pathe Archives. This programme details not only the major political issues that dominated the day, but also key social changes and cultural trends. This hour-long episode chronicles that remarkable year, 1947. In this eventful year the strained Anglo-Russian relationship continues to trouble, but there's a flicker of hope on the horizon. Meanwhile, across the pond, President Harry Truman establishes the Truman Doctrine, designed to challenge the Soviet threat during the Cold War. Australia gives the British government 'a most splendid gift' of £20,000,000 to help the nation out of its post-war economic difficulties. In the Middle East, the United Nations proposes the Partition Plan for Palestine. Public Enemy No 1, Alphonse Gabriel 'Al' Capone, Chicago's notorious Prohibition-era gangster dies, aged 48. 1947 was certainly a year to remember.