Thousands of AP and British Movietone Videos Online

Both of these producers have contributed thousands of videos on their respective YouTube sites. The AP Archive “…offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back to 1895” while  “British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986.” There are pre-selected, curated collections as well as editorial recommendations. These historical newsreels are a window into our past and can be considered primary sources as long as the evaluation process for verifying primary sources is carefully utilized.


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