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Mandel / Johnstone debate on video…

November 24, 2022

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!!

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

    Was it this debate or another one: Best, Martin

    • November 24, 2022 4:21 pm

      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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