Nuremberg Trials, The Queen’s Wedding Anniversary 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 PickThe Nuremberg Trials
 
On 20 November 1945, the Nuremberg Trials began, with 24 of the Third Reich’s surviving military and political leaders being tried for war crimes and their involvement in the Holocaust. Watch footage of the trials in this archive collection.
 
 
Archive PickThe Queen’s Wedding Anniversary
 
The 20 November marks the wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip. British Pathé would like to wish the couple a Happy Anniversary! Look back at their wedding with this archive collection.
 
 
 
Archive PickThe First Hot Air Balloon Flight
 
The 21 November marks the 235th Anniversary of the first untethered hot air balloon flight. Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes made the flight over Paris. Celebrate this unique form of transport with these films.
 
 
Archive PickThe Assassination of JFK
 
The 22 November marks the 55th Anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. Take a look back at this significant historical event and the reaction around the world with this archive collection. Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 25 November 1963. 
 
 
Archive PickThe Cairo Conference
 
The 22 November also marks the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Cairo Conference during World War Two. Winston Churchill met with President Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-Shek to discuss the Allied strategy towards Japan, and the restructuring of Post-War Asia. 
 
 
Archive PickTutankhamun’s Tomb
 
On 26 November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Pharaoh. Take a look back at the tomb’s opening with this archive collection.
 
 
 
Archive PickThe Tehran Conference
 
The 28 November marks the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Tehran Conference, during World War Two. It was the first wartime conference attended by the “Big Three”- Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, and concluded with an agreement to open a second front against Nazi Germany.
 
 
Archive PickLady Astor Elected
 
On 28 November 1919, Lady Astor was elected as an MP to the House of Commons. She took her seat on 1 December, becoming the first sitting female MP in the chamber. The first woman elected as an MP, Countess Markievicz, had refused her seat in 1918.
 
 
Archive PickThe Flying Scotsman
 
On 30 November 1934, the Flying Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to be recorded travelling at 100 mph. Take a look back at the famous locomotive with this archive collection.
 
 
 
Archive PickWinston Churchill Born
 
Winston Churchill was also born on 30 November 1874. Take a look back at his life with this Special Collection, made in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of his death.
 
 
 
Archive PickThe ‘Winter War’
 
The Russo-Finnish War, also known as the ‘Winter War’ also began on 30 November 1939, when the USSR invaded Finland. Take a look back at the conflict with this archive collection. 
 
 
 
Archive PickDad’s Army
 
On 3 December 1944, the British Home Guard were formally stood down. It had been composed of 1.5 million local volunteers who had been ineligible for military service, and had been designed to act as a secondary defence force in the case of invasion by Nazi Germany.
 
 

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