British Movietone archive digitised

Over half a million archive clips made available to the public.

The extensive archive of British Movietone has been digitised and made available by AP Archive.

British Movietone's newsreel archive spans 1895 – 1986.  Shot on 35mm film, Movietone was the first newsreel to include sound and the first to embrace colour film.  The archive includes news events, social history, sport, music and lifestyle content.

Content has been curated into collections on YouTube including 'Movietone at War' 'Celebrity Highlights' and 'Sporting Greats'.

The full list of videos can be found here.

Sources: FishBowl NY; YouTube.