The Wall Street Crash

On October 24 1929, the New York Stock Exchange began to plummet.

It would continue to fall for more than two years and when it finally settled - America had entered the Great Depression.

Hear testimonies from the BBC's archive.

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10 minutes

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Thu 25 Oct 2012 02:50 GMT

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