Archive Picks

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.

Page last updated 05/06/2018 14:39
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Trump’s Trade Tariffs
 
With President Trump announcing new trade tariffs on American goods, take a look back at Anglo-American and European-American trade relationships with these archive films.
 
Italian Government Crisis
 
With Italy swearing in its new government on 1 June, resolving last week’s governmental crisis, look back at the early Italian Republic with this archive collection.
 
 
The First Orient Express Departs
 
The 5 June marks the 135th Anniversary of the departure of the first regularly scheduled Orient Express from Paris. Take a look back at the famous train which became synonymous with luxury travel with this archive collection.
 
John Profumo Resigns
 
The 5 June is also the 55th Anniversary of the resignation of John Profumo during the infamous “Profumo Affair” in 1963. Take a look back at the media buzz the scandal generated here.
 
 
Robert Kennedy Assassinated
 
The 5 June also marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968. Take a look at how this tragic event was reported in this collection of films.
 
 
The D-Day Landings
 
On 6 June 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place, when Allied forces invaded German-occupied Europe during World War Two. Take a look back at this defining event of the war with this archive collection.
 
 
Trooping the Colour
 
The Trooping the Colour Parade will take place on 9 June, marking the Queen’s official birthday with a military display which traces its origins back to the 17th Century. Take a look at previous parades here.
 
 
Prince Philip’s Birthday
 
The 10 June will mark Prince Philip’s 97th birthday. Celebrate and take a look back at the life of the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family with this archive collection.
 
 
Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Lifetime Imprisonment
 
On 12 June 1964, Nelson Mandela received a life sentence for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government, avoiding a possible death penalty. Take a look back at his life with this collection of archive film.
 
 
 
The FIFA World Cup
 
The 14 June will mark the beginning of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. See how stadiums were prepared and watch coverage of historic matches from previous final matches with this archive collection.
 
 
Congress Accepts Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’
 
On 16 June 1933, Congress ratified the National Industrial Recovery Act, one of the reforming programmes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’.
 
 
Amelia Earhart Completes the First Female Solo Transatlantic Flight
 
Touching down in Culmore in Northern Ireland on 18 June 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a Transatlantic Solo flight. Take a look back at her historic flight and life with this archive collection.
 
 
 

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