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Mandel / Johnstone debate on video…

November 24, 2022
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This lunchtime my old comrade Rick Hatcher called round and handed me four Sony large reel video tapes from the late 1970s.


They contain a debate between Ernest Mandel and Monty Johnstone of the CPGB. Possibly others took part in the debate – Rick thinks at least one CP woman (maybe Bea Campbell) was on the platform.


I am now getting quotes to have the tapes digitised- they have not been viewed since the 1970s and are in an old format Sony V-32 for Helical Scan tape recorders.


It might be an expensive job though- over £100 per reel to get it done professionally.


So if anyone here either remembers the debate or has contacts in the A/V field who might be able to do this cheaply, please get in touch!!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Martin Meteyard permalink
    November 24, 2022 4:19 pm

    Was it this debate or another one: https://www.marxists.org/archive/mandel/1970/xx/worldrev.htm Best, Martin

    • November 24, 2022 4:21 pm

      Hi.
      It has to have been a later debate. Certainly after 1976 just going by the format of the tape it is recorded on.

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