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  • A photograph of participants at the Archivist as Interpreter conference at the British Library

    Archivist as Interpreter Conference: Part 1

    This is a recording of The National Archives’ ‘Archivist as Interpreter’ conference held at the British Library in March 2016. The conference explored the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections. Part 1: Morning session Introduction: Jamie […]

  • A photograph of participants at the Archivist as Interpreter conference at the British Library

    Archivist as Interpreter Conference: Part 2

    This is a recording of The National Archives’ ‘Archivist as Interpreter’ conference held at the British Library in March 2016. The conference explored the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections. Part 1: Afternoon session Panel talk: ‘Challenging the […]

  • Pathe: incensed patriots besiege pacifists in a London church.

    Pacifists besieged in a London church, First World War

    This footage shows a meeting of pacifists in a London church, which is interrupted by patriots. We see a large crowd outside the church, some trying to get in and then dragging people out, or throwing things through window. A chair […]

  • Civil rights march, 1966, Mississippi.

    Freedom march in Mississippi

    On June 29 1966, Civil rights campaigners gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, US, and marched into the centre of Jackson, a snapshot of which is captured in this British Pathe film. Fifty years on, The National Archives has launched an educational workshop for students […]

  • Pathe: German Children Paint Berlin Wall 1963

    German children paint the Berlin Wall

    The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom. This curious film shows the haunting paintings of children growing up […]

  • French Troops marching in Verdun, France, 1916.

    The battle of Verdun, 1916

    The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom. It’s 100 years since the Battle of Verdun took place, running […]

  • Pathe film: the power of the atom

    The power of the atom

    The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom. It’s sixty years since Britain opened its first nuclear power station, […]

  • 2016 Pathe film of the month

    Married men conscripted – last farewells in London

    The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom. It’s 100 years ago this month since conscription was introduced in […]

  • The 1939 National Register

    1939 National Registration Night

    In 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, the British government introduced an Act that would allow them to gather vital information about the country’s population. This information would inform their decisions on identity cards, rationing and conscription. […]

  • mt-205-4

    MT 205/4: Animation for re-opened formal investigation – partial sequence

    This animation from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire is a partial sequence of a theoretical scenario with no voice commentary. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon […]

  • mt-205-6

    MT 205/6: Animation for re-opened formal investigation – rotating view of ship’s structure         

    Animations from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon Orchid, south of Japan. Forty-two crew and two crew members’ wives were lost. […]

  • mt-205-5

    MT 205/5: Animation for re-opened formal investigation – full sequence

    This animation from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire is a full sequence of a theoretical scenario with no voice commentary. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon […]

  • mt-205-2-9

    MT 205/2/9: Initial sinking sequence

    Animations from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon Orchid, south of Japan. Forty-two crew and two crew members’ wives were lost. […]

  • mt-205-2-8

    MT 205/2/8: MV Derbyshire, Virtual Reality Model, No 1 Hatch opening and closing

    Animations from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon Orchid, south of Japan. Forty-two crew and two crew members’ wives were lost. […]

  • mt-205-2-7

    MT 205/2/7: MARIN model test, test #726001, wave height 12.5m

    Animations from the report of the re-opened Formal Investigation into the Loss of the MV Derbyshire. The MV Derbyshire was lost on 9 September 1980 during Typhoon Orchid, south of Japan. Forty-two crew and two crew members’ wives were lost. […]

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