A Day That Shook The World recalls the days of the Twentieth Century that proved to be era-defining and pivotal in the course of modern history. These are the days on which political revolutions, technological breakthroughs, and sporting triumphs took place, and whose effects were felt the world-over. Beginning with the funeral of Queen Victoria and recounting such iconic events as the Hindenburg airship disaster and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the series also contains concise overviews of more recent events such as the Asian Tsunami and the 2012 Olympic bid. Narrated by John Humphrys.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck. From Franz Reichelt's death jump off the Eiffel Tower to the Hindenburg Disaster, here are just some of the tragedies and disasters they caught on film.
From some of the world's first helicopters, to jetpacks and flying drainpipes - Pathe covered extraordinary inventions , some of which went on to change the world.
British Pathe filmed thousands of stories about animals. Some stories were very bland, others featured amazingly talented animals, others were just odd and some of the stories were pretty cruel. However, they are very much part of an era. We hope you enjoy!
Dangerous stunts and dangerous jobs seemed to be the order of the day back in Pathe's era. Here are just a few to wet the appetite. Beware though, not everyone survives.