Highlights From Half A Million Historical Videos

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Last week I wrote about the release, by British Movietone and the Associated Press, of half a million historical videos to Youtube. You can find the story at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/550000-historic-news-clips-now-f... if you want to read the original.

Of course, trawling through a million minutes of video in order to find the best of the best can take some time. Thankfully, the Washington Post has done just that, and you'll find the article at http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/07/23/an-expert... right now. Among its highlights are the 9/11 attacks in New York, the Vietnam War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and some amazing footage of RMS Titanic.

My thanks to Lex Davidson for the tip-off. If you're at all interested in history, and the internet's ability to bring it alive, you really should take a look.

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Thanks for the article regarding 1/2 million historical videos, like your own site it is simply marvellous and a great source of information for history buffs like my self. 10/10

Brilliant, Rob, and mucho gracias to Lex Davidson. Help of this kind is, well. . . priceless.

Thanks Rob!.
This is a very important addition to your last week post.
As you say, navigating one million minutes of videos is intimidating. We need this kind of help.
Regards
Peter