Archive Picks

Here’s our regularly-updated selection of films that may be of use to news editors and journalists in covering important anniversaries, contextualising current events or illustrating trending topics.

Page last updated 17/07/2018 11:33


Archive PickApollo-Soyuz Test Project
On 17 July 1975, American astronaut Thomas Stafford shook hands in space with Soviet Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, in a moment that marked the end of the Space Race.
Archive PickSpanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War began on 17 July 1936, with Nationalist and Republican forces fighting for control of the government.
Archive PickThe Potsdam Conference
On 17 July 1945, representatives from Britain, America and the U.S.S.R. met at Potsdam to discuss postwar reconstruction following World War Two.
Archive PickParis Métro Inaugurated
On 19 July 1900, the Paris Métro was inaugurated. Take a look back at its history and art nouveau architecture with this collection of archive films.
Archive PickThe Moon Landing
On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Take a look back at the Apollo 11 mission with this archive collection.

Archive PickThe Menin Gate Dedicated
The Menin Gate was dedicated on 24 July 1927 as a memorial to the Commonwealth soldiers who fell on the Ypres salient during World War One.
Archive PickClement Attlee Becomes Prime Minister
On 26 July 1945, Clement Attlee succeeded Winston Churchill as Prime Minister. His government is famous for creating the NHS in 1948. Take a look back at his life with this archive collection.
Archive PickThe Korean War
Fighting in the Korean War ended with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953. Take a look back at the conflict with this archive collection.

Archive PickDeath of Vincent Van Gogh
The artist Vincent Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890. Take a look back at his most famous works and explore their history, caught between preservation, theft and sale, with this archive collection.
Archive PickNASA Founded
29 July marks the 60th Anniversary of the formation of NASA. Take a look back at the organisation’s early history with this archive collection.

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