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Old Footage/Newsreels.

  • 13-09-2013 12:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman

    OK, I couldn't think up a better title than this. Recently I discovered a YouTube channel for British Pathé, in which they have an archive of old footage and newsreels. Some are excellent, some are scary, and some are just downright bizarre.

    Here are some of my favourites -
    Ten Stone Baby (teased with chocolate)
    I probably shouldn't have laughed as hard as I did watching this one

    Death Jump (NSFW)
    Basicall this guy, Franz Reichelt, is testing out the very first design of his parachute by jumping from the Eiffel Tower. Seemingly somebody asked whether he should do it first using a dummy, but he said no.

    The Dynasphere
    Man, I'd give anything to drive one of these bad boys!

    So, does anyone else have any interesting old footage or newsreels (especially from historical events!) that they'd like to show?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ hitemfrank

    How about some colour footage from London in 1926?