If you’re one who enjoys reliving the past you definitely need to check out British Pathé’s massive collection of historical newsreel videos. From the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 to 8220;Arnie” winning Mr. Universe in 1969. All in all there are more than 85000 videos categorized under playlists with headings such as; A Day That Shook The World – Disasters Caught On Camera – Celebrity: The Golden Era – Animals: The Cute, The Bizarre & The Extraordinary, and many, many more… something for everyone.
Pathé News was a producer of newsreels, cinemagazines, and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom. Its founder, Charles Pathé, was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era. The Pathé News archive is known today as “British Pathé”. <source: Wikipedia>
Earlier this month, British Pathé uploaded its entire collection of historic films to its YouTube channel for everyone to access and view for free:
- You can view this brilliant collection of historic newsreel videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe
- Make sure to check out British Pathé’s other Channels too: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe/channels
Here’s a little sample to wet the appetite: The Tallest Man in History – standing 8ft11″ (circa 1936)