Archive Picks – 4 to 17 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.
 

 
 
Algeria Becomes Independent
 
Algeria gained independence from France 55 years ago on 5 July. Here we look back at the events surrounding their independence.
 
 
 
Althea Gibson Wins Wimbledon
 
6 July will mark 60 years since Althea Gibson became the first African American to win Wimbledon.
 
 
 
London’s Last Tram Makes Final Journey
 
65 years ago on 6 July. You can watch the tram’s last trip here.
 
 
 
 
England v South Africa
 
The first test between England and South Africa will take place on 6 July. Discover a history of cricket between the two teams with this collection.
 
 
 
Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps
 
Was established 100 years ago on 7 July. The following clips look back at the role of the WAACs during World War One.
 
 
 
First Ever Wimbledon Tournament
 
As Wimbledon gets into full swing, 9 July will mark 140 years since the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament. Pathé goes way back to the early years of Wimbledon here.
 
 
The Hollywood Bowl Opens
 
The opening took place 95 years ago on 11 July. The following are some archive clips of the Hollywood Bowl.
 
 
 
A New Aga Khan
 
Prince Karim became the 49th Nizari Ismaillis and Aga Khan IV on 12 July, 60 years ago. Watch his accession here.
 
 
 
The British Grand Prix
 
Formula One will be hitting Silverstone on 16 July. Relive the highs and lows of some British Grand Prix moments from the archive.
 
 

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