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On 15 August 1947, India gained independence from Britain. Some parts of the country had been under British administration, control or influence for 190 years. These films look back at the transfer of power. https://ift.tt/2MjPyUn

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On 14 August 1947, Pakistan gained independence, following the Pakistan Movement. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was sworn in as the
1st Governor-General of Pakistan. These films look back at the formation of the new nation. https://ift.tt/2KQEPvG

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The 14 August marks the 50th Anniversary of the start of Operation Banner in Northern Ireland, the longest continuous deployment of the British Army, which ended on 31 July 2007. This collection examines Northern Ireland’s troubled history. https://ift.tt/2IHrfKF

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This year marks 50 Years since the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned Moon landing. The mission launched on 16 July, landing on the Moon on the 20 July. The astronauts safely returned to Earth on 24 July, and were released from containment on 11 August. https://ift.tt/2NXnt7o

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The 11 August marks the 85th Anniversary of Alcatraz Prison becoming operational. Infamous criminals such as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud and Whitey Bulger would serve time as inmates there. These films look back at the famous prison’s history. https://ift.tt/32VIEdk

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New to the Archive: This film looks back at bathtub racing in Sydney Harbour in 1973! https://ift.tt/2yPp5Ws

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The 9 August also marks 50 Years since the murder of Sharon Tate by members of the ‘Manson Family’, a cult surrounding Charles Manson. These films look at the case, and include coverage of her wedding to Roman Polanski in 1968. https://ift.tt/2Ka169A

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The 9 August also marks 50 Years since the murder of Sharon Tate by members of the ‘Manson Family’, a cult surrounding Charles Manson. These films look at the case, and include coverage of her wedding to Roman Polanski in 1968. https://ift.tt/2Ka169A

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The 9 August also marks 50 Years since the murder of Sharon Tate by members of the ‘Manson Family’, a cult surrounding Charles Manson. These films look at the case, and include coverage of her wedding to Roman Polanski in 1968. https://ift.tt/2Ka169A

Soldiers depart England aboard RMS Olymp

Soldiers depart England aboard RMS Olympic – Titanic’s near-identical sister ship – in a Gaumont Graphic newsreel from 1919. Watch the film: http://ow.ly/lQL850vsKT2

This film collection shows some highligh

This film collection shows some highlights from Harland and Wolff’s history: http://ow.ly/4kMV50vnUDi

Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast is

Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast is to go into administration. The shipyard gave birth to many famous ships, including Titanic. This film shows Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic, under construction: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-britannic/

“The Real Events” is a series which util

“The Real Events” is a series which utilises period news reports in order to chronicle the true-life stories behind new and classic feature films and television series. This episode looks at the history behind THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963). https://youtu.be/feRSlCYG4iY

Barbara Moore-Pataleewa eats grass as a

Barbara Moore-Pataleewa eats grass as a major part of her diet. London, 1948. She later became a “breatharian”, thinking that humans did not need ANY food to survive. She more or less died of starvation in 1977. https://youtu.be/x1Yc3_Ru4Yc

Excessive summer heat sends London resid

Excessive summer heat sends London residents out into the open – it sends some a little mad. July 1952 newsreel: http://ow.ly/EK8p50vbjNw

These films document some of British avi

These films document some of British aviator Sir Alan Cobham’s aerial adventures: http://ow.ly/uoJs50vbcJA

We’ve put together a compilation of som

We’ve put together a compilation of some interesting videos we have of 20th century US history. It gives you a taste of what American material exists in the British Pathé archive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4JoE-uhiU

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We found this film we thought was lost about the making of mercury thermometers in Wealdstone. We’re not sure of the date if anyone has any suggestions. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/WCDDnQF0X1M

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New to the Archive: With the D-Day 75th Anniversary having taken place on 06/06/2019 this Gaumont British Newsreel examines the Allied capture of Cherbourg not long after the initial landings. http://bit.ly/2WTLYp6

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#WomensWorldCup Vintage news reports from the 20th century show the history of women’s football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbydyjfFeFw

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The 7 June marks the 90th Anniversary of the ratification of the Lateran Treaty which recognised the Vatican City as a state. It is the smallest state in the world. This collection looks back at the treaty and its signing. http://bit.ly/2HSh7Rm

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Lost & Found Nº2: Thermometers This British Pathé film missing from our archive for decades has just been discovered in another collection. Take a look at a film we have lost and found. (Film ID ) BRITISH PATHÉ’S STORY Before television people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic

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The 6 June marks the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War Two (1939-1945) the largest seabourne invasion in history. This special collection examines the landings their impact and aftermath. http://bit.ly/2MoW5yh

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On 5 June 1968 Robert Kennedy the brother of John F. Kennedy and the Senator for New York was assassinated. These films examine the tragic event and its aftermath. http://bit.ly/2HSgK9q

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The 5 June also marks the 15th Anniversary of the death of Ronald Reagan who served as the 40th President of the U.S.. Look back on his life in this archive collection. http://bit.ly/2MoW4dH

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On 5 June 1975 the U.K. went to the polls to decide whether it wished to remain in the EEC (European Economic Community) a forerunner to the E.U.. This archive collection explores the history of the E.U. and the U.K.’s relationship with it. http://bit.ly/2Vnbwr0

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The 4 June also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome by the Allies during World War Two (1939-1945). These films show their advance on the Italian capital and the liberation of the city. http://bit.ly/2MqdAOB

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The 4 June marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Congress passing the 19th Amendment which prohibited the U.S. government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. These films explore changing roles for women in the U.S.. http://bit.ly/2HSh3RC

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To explore these themes check out the complete films showcased in this video here: The 19th Amendment http://bit.ly/2HSh3RC The Liberation of Rome http://bit.ly/2MqdAOB The U.K.’s ‘First’ EU Referendum http://bit.ly/2Vnbwr0 Ronald Reagan Dies http://bit.ly/2MoW4dH Robert Kennedy Assassinated http://bit.ly/2HSgK9q D-Day http://bit.ly/2MoW5yh The Lateran Treaty http://bit.ly/2HSh7Rm Margaret Bondfield Becomes a Cabinet Minister http://bit.ly/2MqLW4a The First Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Ra

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On 3 June a statue to Lily Parr is being unveiled in Manchester. She is considered to be one of the greatest female football players of all time scoring 900 goals over her 32-year career. Watch her play for Dick Kerr Ladies’ International here. http://bit.ly/2Mqr3py

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The 3 June marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini. Khomeini founded the Islamic Republic of Iran after leading the Iranian Revolution in 1979 which saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran ending 2500 years of Persian monarchy. http://bit.ly/2DF7l3h

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On 2 June 1953 the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was held. It was the first British Coronation to be televised live and was also shot in colour. Millions across Britain tuned in to watch it. http://bit.ly/30uHd4m

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The 1 June marks the 55th Anniversary of Kenya becoming a self-governing Republic independent from Great Britain. ‘Madaraka’ is a Swahili word for “freedom independence”. Jomo Kenyatta served as the country’s first Prime Minister and then President. http://bit.ly/2VBGZEQ

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New to the Archive: Take a look back at this film from 1921 which captures the excitement of the arrival of the pogo stick! http://bit.ly/2WeADAH

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Cardiff is the subject of another great episode of Britain’s Most #HistoricTowns featuring Alice Roberts – It’s on TOMORROW at 8pm on Channel 4. We’re proud to have provided footage for this series.

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The 31 May marks the 160th Anniversary of Big Ben becoming operational. The famous clock has since fallen silent for repairs scheduled for completion in 2021 however you can look back and hear it chime in this collection. http://bit.ly/30vXS7w

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The 31 May marks the 160th Anniversary of Big Ben becoming operational. The famous clock has since fallen silent for repairs scheduled for completion in 2021 however you can look back and hear it chime in this collection. http://bit.ly/30vXS7w

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The 31 May marks the 160th Anniversary of Big Ben becoming operational. The famous clock has since fallen silent for repairs scheduled for completion in 2021 however you can look back and hear it chime in this collection. http://bit.ly/30vXS7w

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The 29 May also marks the 65th Anniversary of Diane Leather becoming the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes. Her time was 4 minutes and 59.6 seconds. Take a look back at her life and career in this archive collection. http://bit.ly/2Vyh7d6

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On 29 May 1932 protesters of the ‘Bonus Army’ arrived in Washington D.C.. Veterans of World War One (1914-1918) they demanded that cash bonuses promised to them in 1945 ought to be paid sooner given they were out of work due to the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/30zBH0c

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The 28 May marks the 60th Anniversary of the launch of the Jupiter AM-18 rocket which carried Miss Able and Miss Baker two female monkeys into space. Both became the first living creatures to survive a spaceflight which lasted 16 minutes. http://bit.ly/2VDBc1E

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The 26 May marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission returning safely to Earth. It was considered a ‘dress rehearsal’ for Apollo 11 which would land on the Moon on 20 July 1969. It tested a lot of the components which made Apollo 11 a success. http://bit.ly/30y5whZ

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New to the Archive: Watch this amazing early footage of Policeman James Edgar Davis showing off his marksmanship- he shoots a cigar out of a man’s mouth! http://bit.ly/2YOtymT

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The 24 May marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. These exceptional rare early films capture the end of her reign and funeral when film and filmmaking was in its infancy. http://bit.ly/2VyJPKV

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The UN has told Britain to return the Chagos Islands to Mauritius within 6 months. Britain evicted 2000 inhabitants in the 60s and 70s in order to build a US military base there. These films document the dispute and Mauritius’ independence from the UK. http://bit.ly/2HxON6L

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The 21 May also marks the 80th Anniversary of the unveiling of the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottowa by King George VI. Take a look at the memorial and visits to it from dignitaries from around the globe in this archive collection. http://bit.ly/30vXSV4

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These films show some highlights of Niki Lauda’s astonishing 1970s career as a F1 racing driver. The legend died yesterday at the age of 70. http://bit.ly/2w9gcFE