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 Southport on 20 July. Check out some very early British Opens.
First Passenger Hovercraft Enters Service
20 July will mark 55 years since the first passenger hovercraft entered service. View this clip of the event here.
Christopher Nolan’s latest film depicts the events of Dunkirk. Watch the real events with these archive films.
Buckingham Palace
Will be open for the summer from 22 July. Take a look at our collection on the palace here.
Detroit Riots
On 23 July it will be 50 years since one of the most destructive riots in history. This newsreel reports on the events.
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was born 120 years ago on 24 July. Delve back in time and see the now legendary aviator’s life and career with this footage.
Eva Peron
Affectionately known as Evita, 26 July will mark the 65th anniversary of Eva Peron’s death. Look back at some clips of, and relating to, the famous First Lady of Argentina.
Bonus Marchers Evicted
Veterans seeking cash payments during the Great Depression were forcibly evicted by the US army 85 years ago on 28 July. The following newsreel depicts the Bonus Marchers’ descent on the capital.
Third Battle of Ypres
Began in Flanders 100 years ago on 31 July. You can find our Ypres collection here.

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