Archive Picks – 21 November to 4 December 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.

Royal Collection
From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II this video illustrates the highlights of our British Monarchy collection. Check it out here.
As Zimbabwe goes through a potentially momentous political upheaval, look back at the long history of this troubled nation.
Charles Manson
Died in prison yesterday. Here is footage of Sharon Tate marrying Roman Polanski, 18 months prior to her murder at the hands of the Manson Family.
The Ashes
The first Ashes Test between Australia and England will take place on 23 November. The following clips will take you on a history of the Ashes tournament.
The American holiday will be celebrated this year on 23 November. Look back at some vintage Thanksgiving celebrations from the archive.
Black Friday
Shoppers will be hoping to bag themselves some bargains on 24 November. Get ready with these newsreels of sales from our collection.
Davis Cup Final
Who will be crowned winners this year on 24 November? Watch some classic Davis Cup final footage here.
Erskine Childers Executed
During the Irish Civil War 95 years ago on 24 November. View our early film clips of Erskine Childers.
Huddersfield vs Manchester City
Play against each other on 26 November. So why not take a look at this clip from 1926 of the two teams competing when Huddersfield were league champions.
Tutankhamun’s Tomb Entered
26 November will mark 95 years since Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb. Delve back in time to their excavation and discovery with these newsreels.
De Gaulle Blocks UK Membership of EEC Again
50 years ago on 27 November. Our collection on the history of the EEC can be viewed here.
Caroline Kennedy
Daughter of JFK and Jackie Kennedy Onassis will be turning 60 on 27 November. Here we look at Caroline as a young child with these clips.
French Scuttle Their Fleet
To avoid capture by Nazi German forces 75 years ago on 27 November. This newsreel reports on the event.
UN Votes to Create Israel
70 years ago on 29 November. Our collection here charts the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the partition debate.
Russia Reaches Armistice with Central Powers
A day after the Bolsheviks seized control of Russian military HQ a formal ceasefire was proclaimed, 100 years ago on 2 December. Take a look at our Russian Revolution collection.
First Human Heart Transplant
3 December will mark 50 years since the very first human heart transplant was carried out in South Africa. Look back at early transplant footage here.
Italy is Bombed
On 4 December it will be 75 years since Genoa was blitzed by the RAF, which this newsreel reports on.
General Franco
Was born 125 years ago on 4 December. Watch footage of the Spanish dictator here.

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