Monday, April 21, 2014

British Pathé newsreel archive now on Youtube

Requiescat in Pace. Last pictures taken of His Holiness - Pope Benedict XV (British Pathé Newsreel 1922)

Requiescat in Pace. Late Pope Benedict XV lying in State (British Pathé Newsreel 1922)


The newly elected Pope Pius XI in 1922 imparts his first Apostolic blessing on the "the City and the World from Balcony of the Vatican - the first time a Pope has appeared in public since 1870.

The newly elected Pius XI with Students of Propaganda College at the Vatican (1922)

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel

The Collection covers footage from the years from 1896 to 1976– not only from Britain, but from around the globe 

Here is the section on Popes of the Twentieth century
Below is the footage of Queen Victoria's Funeral (1901). . After 63 years on the throne, Victoria died at the age of 81 at Osborne House on The Isle of Wight. Her military state funeral was held on Saturday 2 February 1901 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.