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:
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.