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Who Will Win to Wembley?
Top football footage from East London, where West Ham take on Leeds in an FA Cup fourth round encounter.
Sport 1930 1 mins Silent
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There’s several minutes of action from this FA Cup tie, with much of the action involving Leeds, in the stripes, attacking the West Ham goal. Shots fly in, the West Ham keeper punches and gets bundled by an onrushing forward, and a Leeds player defies the muddy pitch try and artful flick. The only goal we see, though, comes from West Ham, who eventually won 4-1, with the crowd shown celebrating enthusiastically.
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Sport 1924 2 mins Silent
FA Cup round-up: Cardiff City v Bristol City, Southampton v Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City.
Amateur film 1973 10 mins Location: Sunderland
There’s a rapturous welcome from football fans to celebrate a fairy tale win as underdogs Sunderland return home with the FA Cup in 1973.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent Location: Highbury
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Documentary 1974 18 mins Location: Sunderland
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Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins
An appreciative crowd at Ewood Park witnesses Blackburn progress to the FA Cup 4th round with a 3-1 win against Tottenham.
Documentary 1986 6 mins Location: West Ham
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Amateur film 1986 6 mins Location: West Ham
Enthusiastic local filmmaker captures the highlights of West Ham's Centenary celebrations, such as the gymkhana and Centenary bus launch.
Documentary 1927 3 mins Silent Location: West Ham
Roll call for staff at the new Broadway Super Cinema, Stratford, as uniformed employees - from sweet seller to projectionist - line the street.
Non-Fiction 1923 2 mins Silent Location: West Ham
Meet the West Ham team of 1923, about to contest the first FA Cup final to be held at Wembley Stadium.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
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.
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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.
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