British Pathe

British Pathe were established in London in 1902 and produced their famous cinema newsreel from 1910 until 1970, accumulating 3500 hours of filmed history. This freely available resource allows users to search and browse thousands of clips online. Clips can also be purchased. By purchasing a clip, a user has the right to download and save the material (onto DVD, for example) for personal use only.


If you create a Public User account with British Pathe, you can save clips to your own 'workspace' to view later or share via email. Please note that British Pathe's Educational User licence does not extend to universities at present.


This service is available to Internet users including registered students and staff of the University of Sheffield regardless of location and can be accessed directly from this page by connecting to the British Pathe website.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call us on extension 27200 or email