A Tonic to the Nation!

The disappointment of last night’s World Cup match hangs over the U.K., our glorious heatwave may soon be ending, and President Trump begins his controversial working visit to the country today.
 
However, British Pathé has the perfect tonic to the nation’s gloominess: a healthy dose of nostalgia!
 
Revel in the past and take a look back at previous visits from U.S. presidents to the U.K. with this archive collection.
 
Source: British Pathé and the Reuters historical collection
 
 
If that wasn’t enough to help secure your stiff upper lip, this archive collection of the Queen meeting U.S. presidents might just do the trick!
 
Source: British Pathé and the Reuters historical collection
 
 
And if it doesn’t sting too much, we went to all the trouble of transferring our footage of the 1966 World Cup final into HD, because we, like many others, dared to dream big for England.
 

 
And as always, our archive remains fully searchable and viewable online, so find your own piece of comforting nostalgia on our website.
 

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