In the News

Here’s our regularly-updated selection of films that may be of use to news editors and journalists in covering important anniversaries, contextualising current events or illustrating trending topics.

Page last updated 14/03/2017 15:29

 
 
Second Scottish Referendum
 
Nicola Sturgeon has announced a plan for a second Scottish referendum, so why not look back at our Scottish heritage collection.
 
 
 
Cheltenham Festival
 
The annual horse racing event begins on 14 March. Pathé was documenting the event from as early as the 1920s, watch here.
 
 
 
Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
 
100 years ago on 15 March. Here is our entire Russian Revolution collection.
 
 
 
 
St. Patrick’s Day
 
Ireland’s patron Saint will be celebrated on 17 March. Check out these vintage St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
 
 
 
Briande Resigns as French PM
 
100 years ago on 17 March Aristide Briande was forced to resign as PM, following an embarrassing public disagreement with his ministers. See the man himself here.
 
 
Bobby Jones Born
 
The famous American golfer Bobby Jones was born 115 years ago on 17 March. Watch footage of Bobby Jones and some of his great golfing triumphs.
 
 
 
Torrey Canyon Disaster
 
18 March will mark 50 years since the super oil tanker, Torrey Canyon hit a rock off the South-West coast. The following newsreels document the disaster.
 
 
 
Gas Explosion at School in Texas
 
80 years ago on 18 March, a natural gas explosion at a Texan school killed 300 people. This clip reports on the tragedy.
 
 
 
The Cripps Mission
 
22 March will mark 75 years since Mohandas Gandhi and Sir Stanford Cripps met to discuss Indian independence. Watch the meeting here.
 
 
 
Punch Magazine Closes
 
After 150 years Punch magazine closed its doors 25 years ago on 24 March. Take a look inside the workings of Punch magazine in 1962.
 
 
 
Mother’s Day
 
Make sure your flowers and cards are bought for 25 March. Watch this classic newsreel looking at Mother’s Day in 1957.
 
 
 
European Common Market Founded
 
25 March will mark 60 years since the event. What with Brexit this collection makes for interesting viewing.
 
 
 
Australian Grand Prix
 
Melbourne will be gearing up for the Grand Prix which commences on 26 March. Delve back in time to some previous Australian Grand Prix’s.
 
 
 

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