We’ve just added some exciting new videos from the British Pathe archive onto our YouTube channel SportingHistory! Here they are:
First-up is a great basketball montage that runs from the 1930s all the way up into the end of the 1960s. We love the vintage basketball kits and the crowd shots. We added some of the music ourselves using a bit or rumba and tap from the archive…
Hip-hopping and Globetrotting
Still crazed on the history of basketball we dug out this exciting video of the Harlem Globetrotters (a basketball superstar team) playing France in Paris, in 1950. Again, we love those shorts…
If you’re a fan of basketball and the history of the sport you can find more great videos on our Basketball History page.
Wheels of fire
Here we have some kind of sexy cool Roller Skate race in what looks like the French Riviera but is listed in the canister notes as Palermo in Italy. The guys race around town on their skates, but lookout for the dangerous fall at the end:
How to test an AmericanFootball helmet
This video about the invention of the American Football helmet is absolutely hilarious, we just couldn’t believe it when we saw it. And how does he fit all of his crazy scientist hair into that thing…
All 90,000 British Pathe reels can be browsed and viewed for free on http://www.britishpathe.com You can follow our archive’s movements and chat to us on Twitter @britishpathe too!
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