23 August 2010

British Pathe archive open to all

With 90,000 individual films on the site you're sure to find something of interest at the British Pathe archive. Access is now free at www.britishpathe.com/.

These newsreel shorts, often shown in cinemas prior to the main feature before the days when TV became common, have sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976.

The videos are marked as being for preview; the company would like to sell you a better version. I somethimes had problems with the videos stalling and failing to restart.

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