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British Pathe Newsreels Online

British Pathe, one of the oldest media companies in the world, recently made available its entire 3500-hour film archive, covering "news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970." At the Web site, users can search by keyword or try out advanced search, if details such as reel numbers or exact titles are known. Casual users may prefer the "Lucky Dip" search, which provides a...
Internet Archive: Universal Newsreels [Flash Player]

From 1929 to 1967, moviegoers got some of their news from Universal Newsreels, which played right before they saw the feature film. In addition, there were theaters that were exclusively devoted to showing newsreels. All of the newsreels are now in the public domain, and many are available on this website, as well as at the National Archives and Record Administration. The newsreels can be viewed...