British Pathé has now added all of its 85,000 film archives to its YouTube channel. Capturing historical world events and culture it makes for interesting viewing. We know a lot goes into making magazines; including blood, sweat and sometimes tears so spare a thought for the magazine makers of a bygone era who created editorial magic through illustrations and the written word. While there's certainly no sign of a circulation or marketing department, the art department gets an honourable mention with vision of the literal cut and paste process of the art direction and layout. So much has changed and we can thank our lucky stars for technology.
About British Pathé: The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspect of global culture and news, for the cinema. With their unique combination of information and entertainment, British Pathé's documentaries, newsreels, serials and films changed the way the world saw itself forever.
With it's unparalleled collection of historical events and vast catalogue of changing social activity, British Pathé encompasses one of the world's most prodigious and fascinating documents of the modern age. From fashion to warfare and sport to travel, British Pathé is the definitive source for the 20th century in moving images. You can watch their YouTube channel here.
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