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  • KingGeorgeVI

    King George VI radio broadcast – 3 September 1939

    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 month’s clip is a radio broadcast made by King George […]

  • A photograph of a note addressed to Oscar Wilde. Catalogue reference: CRIM 1/41/6/1895

    Oscar Wilde’s trial and imprisonment – a short play

    This short play explores the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde. In 1895 the celebrated author and playwright was found guilty of gross indecency and sentenced to two years imprisonment, with hard labour. The words are taken directly from records […]

  • A photograph of a newspaper clipping detaiing the first  VD prosecution

    ‘A Bit of a Scratch’, a radio drama about the battle against Venereal Disease during the First World War

    ‘A Bit of a Scratch’ explores the first recorded prosecution under the Venereal Diseases Act 1917. The legislation was introduced due to the large numbers, roughly 5%, of UK troops returning from the First World War with venereal diseases and to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • mt-205-2-5

    MT 205/2/5: General ship’s behaviour

    This video shows the relationship between ship’s length and wave period. 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 […]

  • mt-205-2-6

    MT 205/2/6: MARIN model test, test #773001, wave height 10.9m

    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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