Newsreels

Created at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Pathé brothers, the newsreel was the world's first televised news platform. Pioneering the technology and methods of cinema, British Pathé stayed at the forefront of filmed news for decades.

Releasing 3 newsreels a week during that period, British Pathé was the way the people of Britain experienced world events until the advent of television. Every one of those thousands of newsreels are now here and available for you to view.

All Newsreels

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Famous crash of a luxury zeppelin - Lakehurst, New Jersey

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Coventry The Martyred City (1940)

Shots of Coventry - destroyed by terrible bombing raid by Germans.....

7

Le Mans Disaster (1955)

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing.

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Mr Universe Contest (1969)

Arnold Schwarzeneggar wins the Mr Universe contest. London.

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Peace Four Power Conference 1938

This item shows the delegates at Four Powers conference in Munich... Peace in our time...