About British Pathé – Who We Are

British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world and is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance.

Who We AreSpanning the years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.

Over the last 50 years, this material has been used extensively by broadcasters, production companies, corporations, publishers, teachers and museums, among many others.

The entire archive is available to view online for free via our website and YouTube. The company also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, WordPress and LinkedIn.

British Pathé also runs an online on-demand service called “British Pathé’s Heritage Hub”, created as an alternative to the mainstream broadcast channels and aiming to appeal to specialist audiences – such as history buffs, royal watchers, cinema aficionados and train enthusiasts, among many other groups. Visit www.britishpathe.tv for hundreds of full-length documentaries and classic movies.

An in-depth history of British Pathé can be found here.

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