Watch The World Die: British Pathé Films Puts Entire Historical News Archive On YouTube

Easily the most important newsreel footage of the past 100 years, British company Pathé has published their total archives on YouTube. Footage of such events as the Hindenburg disaster, the Titanic, both World Wars and numerous other historical events are now available for historians and students to use.

The archive’s general manager, Alastair White, told something called Sky News: “British Pathé is considered to be the finest news reel archive in the world. It also covers a myriad of social history film items about how people lived, worked and played through the 20th century. We decided to publish our entire archive to YouTube to ensure the maximum number of people can enjoy viewing British Pathé films.”

It really is a treasure trove of old timey footage — perfect to get lost in for hours at a time (which is what I did).

Follow in Pathé’s example and share this article for all the world to see.

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