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British Pathé


The British Pathé website is an archive of newsreel footage highlighting major events, cultural trends, science news, travel, and culture from an era past.

Before every household had a television set, Pathé News provided cinema audiences with news from around the world. Much of the footage has been carefully preserved and the British Pathé archive now boasts more than 85,000 videos dating from 1896 to 1978. Online audiences can view footage from historical events, animated films, documentaries about the Royal Family, sporting events, and much more.

Media professionals and educational institutions can license British Pathé materials. The rest of us can enjoy seemingly endless newsreel footage for free.


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