Lenin, Dalí & Churchill die, Battle of Monte Cassino and more

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.

Archive Pick‘Meaningful Vote’ on Brexit
With the House of Commons voting on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on 15 January, take a look at these films on the history of the European Union.
Archive PickMartin Luther King Born
The 15 January marks the 90th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. Take a look back at his life with this collection of archive films.
Archive PickThe Battle of Monte Cassino
The 17 January marks the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War Two. The Battle involved four Allied assaults against the heavily fortified Winter Line, with the intention of breaking through to capture Rome.
Archive PickThe Paris Peace Conference
The 18 January marks the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Paris Peace Conference following World War One, which resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Take a look back at these early archive films of the signing of the Treaty. 
Archive PickOliver Hardy Born
Oliver Hardy was also born on 18 January 1892. With the release of ‘Stan & Ollie’ in UK cinemas last week, take a look back at his career and life with this collection on ‘Laurel and Hardy’.
Archive PickThe USS Nautilus Launched
The 21 January marks the 65th Anniversary of the launch of the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. It famously completed a submerged transit under the North Pole in 1958. Take a look back at its launch here.
Archive PickVladimir Lenin Dies
The 21 January also marks the 95th Anniversary of the death of Vladimir Lenin. Take a look back at his life and legacy with this collection of archive films.
Archive PickRamsay MacDonald Becomes Prime Minister
The 22 January marks the 95th Anniversary of Ramsay MacDonald becoming the Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the first Labour Party politician to become Prime Minister. 
Archive PickSalvador Dali Dies
The 23 January marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Salvador Dali. Take a look at his life and famous works in this archive collection.
Archive PickWinston Churchill Dies
On 24 January 1965, Winston Churchill died. Take a look back at his life with this special British Pathé collection: ‘Churchill: A Life on Film’.
Archive PickThe Vietnam War Ends
On 27 January 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were signed, ending the Vietnam War. Take a look back at the war with this definitive archive collection.
Archive PickHolocaust Memorial Day
On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps were liberated by Soviet forces. On the same day since 2001, Holocaust Memorial Day has been observed, with tributes paid to its victims.

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