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History of the War: The Birth Place of the Great War
Episode of Pathé's series on WWI, focused on the outbreak of hostilities between Austria and Serbia
1917 7 mins Silent
This episode of Pathé's History of the War - a series of seven-minute shorts on particular events of the conflict - takes us right back to the beginning with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the Austrian attack on Serbia. We see the Austrian generals arrive to mount their attack on Budapest, civilians fleeing the city by train or on ox carts and soldiers from Montenegro sailing from Scutari to the aid of their Serbian allies.
1917 on Film
No Mischief Here Can Satan Find for Idle Hands to Do No Mischief Here Can Satan Find for Idle Hands to Do
1917 1 mins Silent
Pathe's series on WWI turns its eye homeward in this edition about the interning of enemy aliens
Non-Fiction 1917 7 mins Silent
Worlds within worlds: a maps and globes factory, expertly charted on celluloid
1917 18 mins Silent
Metropolitan Police officers demonstrate their paramedic skills in this early training film
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent
Help the women who are helping the men!
1917 8 mins Silent
While mothers make guns, children have fun: take a peek inside the Woolwich Nursery for the Children of Munition Workers
Amateur film 1917 26 mins Silent
Can film fight? In this fascinating amateur footage, King George sends officers to the front with reels and projectors
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.