Welcome to Baghdad Madame!

By Victoria Spiegelberg.   For the last few decades, holidaying in Iraq has, sadly, been almost impossible. The country has been synonymous with war, violence and oppression for such a long time that the idea of visiting seems very fanciful for anyone born after the 1960s. 40 years ago, Iraq
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The Tube on Film

By James Hoyle.   London Underground, known colloquially as “the Tube”, is the oldest subway system in the world. Since the first service was launched more than 150 years ago, on 10th January 1863, it has carried an unbelievable number of passengers (now over 1 billion a year!) beneath the streets of The Big
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Traffic in the 1890s

By Victoria Spiegelberg.   People often ask us what our oldest footage in the archive is and a quick search reveals there are only 38 films pre-1900. Some of this footage includes William Gladstone’s funeral (1898), Scenes from the Boer War (1899), Brighton beach bathing scenes (1898) and the New
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