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 19th Amendment
The 4 June marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Congress passing the 19th Amendment, which prohibited states and the federal government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. These films explore changing roles for women in the U.S.
The Liberation of Rome
The 4 June also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome by the Allies, during World War Two (1939-1945). These films show their advance on the Italian capital and the liberation of the city.
The U.K.’s ‘First’ EU Referendum
On 5 June 1975, the U.K. went to the polls to decide whether it wished to remain in the EEC (European Economic Community), a forerunner to the E.U.. This archive collection explores the history of the E.U. and the U.K.’s relationship with it.
Ronald Reagan Dies
The 5 June also marks the 15th Anniversary of the death of Ronald Reagan, who served as the 40th President of the U.S.. Look back on his life in this archive collection.
Robert Kennedy Assassinated
On 5 June 1968, Robert Kennedy, the brother of John F. Kennedy and the Senator for New York, was assassinated. These films examine the tragic event and its aftermath.
The 6 June marks the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War Two (1939-1945), the largest seabourne invasion in history. This special collection examines the landings, their impact, and aftermath.
The Lateran Treaty
The 7 June marks the 90th Anniversary of the ratification of the Lateran Treaty, which recognised the Vatican City as a state. It is the smallest state in the world. This collection looks back at the treaty and its signing.
Margaret Bondfield Becomes a Cabinet Minister
The 8 June marks the 90th Anniversary of Margaret Bondfield becoming a Cabinet Minister, the first woman in the U.K. to do so. These films examine her life and career.
The First Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
The 10 June marks the 190th Anniversary of the first Oxford vs. Cambridge University boat race on the River Thames in London. Take a look back at other boat races here.
Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
The 12 June marks the 55th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela being sentenced to life imprisonment for treason. He served 27 years of his sentence, being released in 1990, following domestic and international pressure. These films look back on his life and later political career.
Germany Launches the V1 Against Britain
The 13 June marks the 75th Anniversary of the first V1 rocket attack against Britain by Nazi Germany. These films show the impact of the attacks, and those of the V2 rocket, an improved version of the weapon.
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