In an incredible revelation for history buffs everywhere, the Associated Press and British Movietone have combined forces, to allow us access to over 1 million minutes of historical footage on YouTube.
The first collection will be split over 550,000 videos and will feature footage dating back to 1895.
“The AP archive footage, combined with the British Movietone collection, creates an incredible visual journey of the people and events that have shaped our history,” Alwyn Lindsey, Ap‘s director of international archive told The Guardian.
This collection means that this previously unreleased footage, will be available to the public for the first time.
Some of the most significant moments in history will now be shown to the public in new and exciting ways.
From the earliest news stories, Pearl Harbour footage, the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela being freed from prison, to early footage of Marilyn Monroe arriving in London – these videos provide a vital insight into moments in time we may have only read about, until now.
If you ever needed a better excuse for procrastination – you’ve got it.
All videos will be uploaded to the Ap and the British Movietone YouTube channels.