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 19/07/2018 15:57


Archive PickThe FIFA World Cup
With the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, see how stadiums were prepared and watch coverage of historic matches from previous finals with this archive collection.
Archive PickEdward Heath Elected Prime Minister
On 19 June 1970, Edward Heath became the Prime Minister. Take a look back at his entry into office with this archive collection.
Archive PickRoyal Ascot
The Royal Ascot takes place between 19 – 23 June. With coverage revolving around the dress of attendees as much as the horse racing, view extensive coverage on both from previous meetings here.
Archive PickThe Last Governor-General of India
21 June marks the 70th Anniversary of the resignation of Lord Louis Mountbatten as the Governor-General of India. His resignation marked the end of the British Empire in India.
Archive PickOperation Barbarossa
On 22 June 1941 Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, invading the Soviet Union with the largest invasion force ever assembled in the history of war. Take a look back at the operation here.
Archive PickThe First ‘Windrush’ Migrants Arrive
22 June also marks the 70th Anniversary of the first embarkation of migrants from HMT Empire Windrush. Examine their arrival and the response they were met with in the U.K. with this archive collection.
Archive PickCheckpoint Charlie Dismantled
On 22 June 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled. Take a look back at the infamous stand off of American and Soviet tanks there in 1961 and the site’s tense Cold War history with this archive collection.
Archive PickThe Korean War
On 25 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War, which ended 27 July 1953. Look back at the conflict and how it was reported with this archive collection.
Archive PickThe Treaty of Versailles
On 28 June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, bringing World War One to an end. Take a look back at the signing of the treaty and films showing the impact of its terms here.
Archive PickBBC Television Centre Opened
On 29 June 1960, the BBC opened its iconic Television Centre in London at White City. Take a look back at the building and the BBC’s history with this collection of archive films.
Archive PickTennis Championships at Wimbledon
From 2 – 15 July the Tennis Championships will take place at Wimbledon. Take a look at the opening days of previous Championships in our archive.
Archive PickCivil Rights Act Signed
On 2 July 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. It outlawed discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. Take a look back at the passage of the act here.

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