Archive Picks – 12 to 25 September 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.
 

 
 
Hurricane Irma
 
Has caused devastation in America. The following newsreel shows a hurricane lashing the Florida coast in 1949.
 
 
 
Aung San Suu Kyi
 
Is the daughter of Aung San, Myanmar’s independence hero. How will history judge his daughter? Here is our collection on Aung San.
 
 
 
The New £10 Note
 
Jane Austen will feature on the new polymer tenner that enters circulation on 14 September. This film shows bank notes being made in 1960.
 
 
 
London Fashion Week
 
Will commence on 15 September, so why not check out our vintage London Fashion Week clips.
 
 
 
Victoria and Abdul
 
Judi Dench will be reprising her role as Queen Victoria in Victoria and Abdul which hits our screens on 15 September. Look back at early film footage of Queen Victoria here.
 
 
Davis Cup Semi-Finals
 
Will begin on 15 September. Watch previous Davis Cup matches with this collection.
 
 
 
Maria Callas
 
The famous opera singer died 40 years ago on 16 September. Take a look at these films of Maria Callas here.
 
 
 
St Leger
 
Britain’s oldest Classic horse race will take place this year on 16 September. Delve back in time with some very early videos of the race.
 
 
 
Oktoberfest
 
This year will begin on 16 September. Here are our old-school Oktoberfest clips to get you in the spirit.
 
 
 
London Duck Tours to Stop
 
The iconic London Duck Tours will be disappearing from the Thames after 17 September. This collection looks at some alternative Thames transport as well as landing crafts used in D-Day.
 
 
Twiggy
 
Twiggy will be celebrating her 70th birthday on 19 September. Watch these clips of Twiggy in the early stages of her career.
 
 
 
First Ever Underground Nuclear Explosion
 
19 September will mark 60 years since the explosion. The operation was known as Operation Plumbbob, these newsreels look back at the events.
 
 
 
Superfortress Makes Debut Flight
 
The largest bomber used in WWII – the Superfortress made its debut flight 75 years ago on 21 September. Look at Superfortresses in action here.
 
 

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