Archive Picks – 28 August to 11 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.
 

 
 
Texas Floods
 
The flooding caused by the tropical storm Harvey has caused devastation in Texas. These archive films show a history of flooding in Texas.
 
 
 
Ingrid Bergman
 
29 August will mark 35 years since Ingrid Bergman died on the same day as her birthday. Look back at the famous film star with these clips.
 
 
 
Yemen Becomes Independent
 
50 years ago on 30 August Yemen parted ways with the UK. Take a look at our archival footage of Yemen.
 
 
 
Malaysia Gains Independence
 
Another country to gain independence from the UK, 60 years ago on 31 August. Here are our vintage films of Malaysia, including independence celebrations.
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago Independence
 
31 August will also mark 55 years since Trinidad and Tobago became independent from the UK. Here is our Trinidad and Tobago collection.
 
 
 
Monza Grand Prix
 
The Italian Grand Prix will commence on 3 September. Delve back in time with these vintage Monza Grand Prix clips.
 
 
 
British Army Land on Madagascar
 
They carried out their amphibious landing on the island 75 years ago on 10 September. This collection reports on the events.
 
 
 
Rod Laver Wins Grand Slam
 
10 September will mark 55 years since the event that made him the first man since 1938 to win four major tournaments in the same year. Look back at the tennis ace here.
 
 
North Korea Fires a Missile Over Japan
 
The Japanese Prime Minister has deemed this an unprecedented threat. Take a look at our collection on the dangers of the atomic age.
 
 

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