Archive Picks – 15 to 28 August 2017

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.       North Korea   With nuclear tensions at a high, the following clips show the danger of the atomic age.  
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Archive Picks – 1 to 14 August 2017

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.       London’s Secret Underground Mail Train   Will soon open to the public for the very first time! This clip shows
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Archive Picks – 18 to 31 July 2017

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.       The British Open   Golf clubs at the ready. The 2017 Open Championship will be taking place this year in
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Archive Picks – 4 to 17 July 2017

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.       Algeria Becomes Independent   Algeria gained independence from France 55 years ago on 5 July. Here we look back at
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British Pathe Awarded Footage Library of the Year

We’re very happy to announce that British Pathé has been awarded the coveted “Footage Library of the Year” prize at the 2017 FOCAL International Awards. The ceremony was held on 25th May at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel and hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli. Alastair White, General Manager of British
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Brazil!

By Elizabeth Bowley.   With the Olympics taking place in Rio this month, we thought we would delve in the archive to see what we could find on Brazil. As both Latin America’s and South America’s largest country there turned out to be quite a few interesting clips, from football
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Leicester City: Champions of England

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Leicester City have won the Premier League – and with two matches to spare! For the first time in the club’s 132-year history, Leicester City have become England’s champions. After escaping relegation last season, they have climbed their way to the top of the table, only
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Roberta Cowell

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Following our recent blog post on The Danish Girl, we discovered that we have another early transgender pioneer in the archive – Roberta Cowell, Britain’s very first transsexual woman to undergo gender reassignment surgery.     Born Robert Marshall Cowell, Roberta had a keen interest in
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Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Blacklist

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, tells the story of Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood blacklist. The film demonstrates how fears surrounding the Cold War and communism managed to penetrate all aspects of society, including the filmmaking industry. Trumbo highlights the barbarity of the blacklist and the damaging
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Ireland in the Revolutionary Period

By James Hoyle.   British Pathé’s early newsreels represent some of the finest contemporary reporting on the Irish Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War. In the year of the Easter Rising’s centenary (1916-2016), it is worthwhile revisiting these timepieces of immense historical and cultural value. And to aid
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