Wednesday, May 28, 2014

British Pathé Archives Open

"News that British Pathé has added all 85,000 of its films to its YouTube channel should come with a health warning: dip a toe in its archival stream and you risk losing all sense of time and place – and half a day. More than 3,500 hours of newsreels include classics such as the Hindenburg disaster and Arnold Schwarzenegger at Mr. Universe 1969, but is best viewed as a captivating resource for personal historians. The vast digital library spans 1896 to 1976. A search function allows you to enter any word you like - your street perhaps, or favourite childhood haunts."
The article is here, or go directly to the YouTube channel here.