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.
Big Ben
Big Ben’s chimes will be falling silent from next Monday until 2021. Watch footage of Big Ben from 1955 under maintenance.
India Gains Independence
15 August marks 70 years since India became independent from the UK. Here is our collection relating to both Indian and Pakistani independence.
Elvis Presley
The King of Rock n’ Roll died 40 years ago on 16 August. Look back at the man himself here.
The Korean War
17 August is the anniversary of the US announcing its goal of a unified, anti-Communist Korea. Here is our comprehensive collection on the Korean War.
Rudolf Hess Commits Suicide
After four decades in prison Rudolf Hess killed himself on 17 August, 30 years ago. The following archive clips show Hess.
England v West Indies
The 1st test between the two sides will take place on 17 August. Discover a history of cricket between the two teams here.
Allies Raid Dieppe
19 August will mark 75 years since the failed Allied raid on Dieppe. Pathé was there reporting on the events.
Michael Collins Assassinated
95 years ago on 22 August. Take a look at our footage on the Irish revolutionary leader here.
Battle of Stalingrad
This major WW2 battle began 75 years ago on 23 August. These newsreels document the battle.
Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit tells the story of the race riots in 1967. Here are some of the real events.
Belgian Grand Prix
Will take place this year on 27 August. Get ready with these vintage clips of the Grand Prix in Belgium.
Brian Epstein Dies
The Beatles manager passed away 50 years ago on 27 August. Look back at some of his time with the “Fab Four” here.
British Moto Grand Prix
Will commence on 27 August. Check out these old school clips of Motorcycle Grands Prix.
US Open
Will begin on 28 August. Why not watch archive footage of some previous US Opens.

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