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British Pathé wishes you a merry Christmas…from space! (1968).

With recent news reports about the competition between various nations to achieve victories in human space flight, it seemed appropriate to reissue, as we did last year, this Christmas message from the British Pathé staff of 1968, when the Space Race was in full swing. The words are no less relevant to today’s world, with its continued conflict and strife.

“The world seen from space is a small place. Even now we strive for the stars, but our Christmas wish is for peace and happiness to conquer our planet. We wish you all that is good, a very happy Christmas.”

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The brief clip is called “Christmas Greetings From Space” and can be viewed here.

And to get you in the Christmas spirit, you can also view this Christmas Collection of seasonal vintage films from Britain and around the world – including postal advice and soldiers celebrating Christmas on the Western Front during the First World War.

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www.britishpathe.com

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