The 1913 Derby

Prior to the First World War, women’s rights were a regular item of Pathé newsreels. At the 1913 Derby the Pathe cameras captured the extreme sacrifice of suffragette Emily Davison throwing herself under the King's horse. The film shows crowds of people running on to the track to try and help both the fallen rider and Davison. Davison died several days later in hospital.

Film: The Derby - 1912 & 1913