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    Earlier this week British Pathe put about 80.000 digitized movies up on youtube.
    Query " athletics" and it will turn up lots of wonderful images in more than adequate quality:
    Before television, people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 136,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1984. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. www.britishpathe.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


    Examples:
    - Millrose games 1934 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVXRwLi78wA
    - European Championships 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT8gKCfSdNg
    - Edinburgh Powderhall Meet 1920 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sURnsB6plGs

    Enjoy

  • #2
    Re: British Pathe movies digitized 1920s-1960s

    very cool site

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    • #3
      Re: British Pathe movies digitized 1920s-1960s

      Staggering what is here. This one, for example:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmk6HCCnWHo
      doesn't give any names at all (it is simply titled "Selected Originals--White City"), but includes great footage of Bannister, Wint, Pirie, Chataway, etc.

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      • #4
        Re: British Pathe movies digitized 1920s-1960s

        Originally posted by kuha
        Staggering what is here. This one, for example:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmk6HCCnWHo
        doesn't give any names at all (it is simply titled "Selected Originals--White City"), but includes great footage of Bannister, Wint, Pirie, Chataway, etc.
        Wonderful footage of the site of one of my greatest sporting experiences -- the Greyhound Derby!

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        • #5
          Re: British Pathe movies digitized 1920s-1960s

          kuha says it well -- staggering. I wish I could stop doing everything else I am supposed to do, just to explore this. (OK, so I have other reasons as well to wish to stop doing that other stuff, but this will do as a rationale...)

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