The Wright Brothers’ First Flight

By James Hoyle.   A brief introduction to the (non-existent) British Pathé footage of the Wright Brothers’ First Flight. There has been a bit of confusion over the years regarding British Pathé’s collection of Wright Brothers footage. The famous siblings flew successfully for the first time 110 years ago this month
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The Pathé Animation Archive

By James Hoyle.   As well as producing regular news stories, British Pathé often included additional forms of entertainment mixed in to add a bit of variety. These pieces could be more comedic or quirky in tone, such as the Pathé Pictorial series, or entirely fictional pieces such as Dave and
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Pathé’s Hidden Treasures

By James Hoyle.   “That’s all very well, but what has the Pathé archive got for ME?” It can be tempting to think of the British Pathé archive as being only of interest to those with a passion for the history of the Twentieth Century. After all, the bulk of the footage comes from around 1914
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