Daily Archives: April 22, 2014

Britsh Pathe on You Tube

Wot larks!  Here’s yet another way to avoid working on my thesis-  the British Pathe archive of newsreel footage has been released on You Tube.  You can see it here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

Pathe News started in Paris  and had opened a London branch by 1910.  The four-minute newsreels were issued bi-weekly and ran in cinemas as part of the mixture of features that were shown during a ‘night at the pictures’ .  They increased in length after 1918 and were silent until 1928.  It amazes me that they  were still in production until 1970.