Archive Picks – 7 to 20 November 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.

1968 Anniversaries
1968 was a turbulent year in history, with violent protests and assassinations of key figures such as MLK. 2018 will be the 50th anniversary of these events.
Nixon Re-Elected as President
45 years ago on 7 December. The following clips take a look at Richard Nixon and his political career.
Germans Occupy Vichy France
10 November will mark 75 years since the event. Look back at footage of Vichy France during the Second World War.
Remembrance Day
A look at Armistice day in Britain, footage of Big Ben striking 11 o’clock and other notable scenes of remembrance to commemorate Remembrance Day on 11 November.
Lord Mayor’s Show
One of London’s best-known events, the Lord Mayor’s show, will take place this year on 11 November. Watch some very early films of the show here.
Daily BBC Radio Broadcasts Begin
95 years ago on 14 November. Delve back in time with these clips relating to BBC Radio.
Georges Clemenceau named French Prime Minister
Clemenceau became Prime Minister of France for the second time on 15 November, 100 years ago. Watch footage of Clemenceau here.
Operation Uranus
In order to destroy German forces the Soviets began Operation Uranus around Stalingrad 75 years ago on 19 November. View our Battle of Stalingrad videos.
The Queen and Prince Philip’s Wedding Anniversary
They will be celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary on 20 November – that’s 70 years! Take a look at footage of their big day.
British Attack at Cambrai
The British launched a surprise tank attack at Cambrai 100 years ago on 20 November. This newsreel shows Cambrai in WW1.
Windsor Castle Damaged by Fire
The fire that contributed to the Queen’s ‘annus horribilis’ took place 25 years ago on 20 November. Take a look at the Queen at Windsor Castle in happier times.

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