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

From the Archive

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