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British Pathé

Royal Marines Revive Unit Name

A name synonymous with some of the Royal Marine’s most prolific actions has been revived as part of a raft of changes intended to … Read More

War-winning Admiral Remembered with New Statue

A statue dedicated to one of Britain’s most important naval heroes has been unveiled today (25 October) on Anglesey. The statue … Read More

Polish Navy Grapples with Unexploded 12,000lb Tallboy

Preparatory work to widen and dredge the Piast Canal, Świnoujście has unearthed an unexploded Tallboy in northwest Poland. Workers … Read More

Meet the Chieftain (1963 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the FV4201 Chieftain is introduced in an upbeat preview of Britian’s then-newest tank. … Read More

Warspite: The Hard Knocks of War (1950 Footage)

This fascinating newsreel from British Pathé shows workers on the iconic British battleship HMS Warspite. The ship, beached near Marazion, … Read More

New Role for the Wellington (1943 Footage)

This British Pathé newsreel shows a flight of Wellingtons – nicknamed the ‘Wimpy’, after a Popeye character  – … Read More

Royal Sovereign Back from Russia (1949 Footage)

This interesting newsreel from British Pathé shows the Revenge-class battleship HMS Royal Sovereign returning to Britain on 4 February … Read More

Fleet Air Arm Attacks Tirpitz (1944 Footage)

This newsreel from British Pathé shows the April 1944 Fleet Air Arm raid on the German battleship Tirpitz, known as Operation Tungsten. … Read More

‘Six in One Trip’, U-boat Hunters (1944 Footage)

This archive footage from British Pathé shows 2nd Escort Group entering Liverpool after period at sea. Led by Captain Frederic ‘Johnnie’ … Read More

RAF Gets Another New Fighter (1956 Footage)

This week’s newsreel from British Pathé introduces the Gloster Javelin FAW.1, one of several new fighter aircraft to enter service … Read More

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