What Makes Britons Great? (1/12)

The Weather
According to a 2010 survey on 'small talk', Britons spend 6 months of their lives talking about climate. Philip Eden, weather columnist for The Daily Telegraph, was not surprised by the findings. "I think it's a part of our national psyche," he said. "We are a fairly reserved sort of people and talking about the weather is an easy, non-confrontational way of breaking the ice. There's an element of the very changeability of the British weather, that it gives us the opportunity to talk about something different every day."

Film: Raincoat Fashions

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
British Pathe started filming talent contest style variety shows and turns at the start of the last century and now their unique and hilarious abilities live on in the archive.
Britains_Got_Talent
Private UFOs, flying bicycles, motorised wheels - Pathe's archive is awash with fabulous films of canny and creative transport inventions.
Transport_Inventions