Archive Picks – 3 to 15 January 2018

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.
 

 
 
2018 Anniversaries
 
As we enter the New Year here is a reminder of the historic anniversaries coming up in 2018.
 
 
 
Protests in Iran
 
There has been widespread unrest in Iran against the country’s ruling elite. Iran has been politically divided since the fall of the Shah in 1979. Watch archive footage of the Shah in power.
 
 
Myanmar Becomes Independent
 
Burma parted ways with the UK 70 years ago on 4 January. Look back at a history of Burma with these clips.
 
 
 
Edmund Hillary Reaches the South Pole
 
60 years ago on 4 January. This newsreel reports on his achievement.
 
 
 
 
Prague Spring
 
5 January will mark 50 years since the Prague Spring began. Take a look at our archive material on the events that unfolded.
 
 
 
All the Money in the World
 
Is in cinemas on 5 December. The film tells the story of the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson. Check out our footage on J. Paul Getty here.
 
 
 
Truman Announces US has Developed H-Bomb
 
7 January will mark 65 years since the event. The following collection shows the dangers of the H-bomb.
 
 
 
14 Points
 
On 8 January, 100 years ago Wilson announced his 14 points for post-war peace in Europe. Look back at the role America played in WW1.
 
 
 
Thomas Hardy
 
The famous author died 90 years ago on 11 January. Watch his funeral as well as clips inspired by Hardy and his novels here.
 
 
 
Trotsky Deported and Exiled
 
On 11 January, 90 years, ago the Marxist revolutionary was deported to central Asia and later exiled from the USSR. View our material on Trotsky.
 
 
 
Casablanca Conference
 
The meeting to plan the Allied strategy for the next phase of WW2 took place 75 years ago on 14 January. Discover that very event with this newsreel.
 
 
 
The Flying Scotsman’s Last Run
 
The nation’s favourite locomotive completed its last scheduled run 55 years ago on 14 January. Delve back in time and watch the Flying Scotsman in action.
 
 
 
First Ever Nuclear Fusion in England
 
The first successful case occurred 60 years ago on 15 January. The following clip shows the breakthrough.
 
 
 
Australian Tennis Open
 
Will commence on 15 January. Get yourself in the mood with these old-school Australian Open clips.
 
 

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