Video: YouTube Channel British Pathé Archive

This is definitely a must watch not just for everyone interested in history but for all you time travelers out there who found

The British Pathé archive is the largest archive of history on YouTube. Take some procrastination time and explore more than 80,000 videos of filmed history.

Here some great example for Hamburg & Berlin:

Die Kalte Katastrophe Aka Hamburg Winter 46/47 (1947): Hamburg, Germany. Scenes taken in Hamburg during the cold spell.

Hamburg: Big Beat At The Star Club (1964): VS Good shots of teenagers in the Star Club in Hamburg [Home of The Beatles in their early years] jumping and jiving about, screaming and shaking their heads. VS Young musical groups on stage entertaining the youngsters with their rhythm and blues and rock and roll music. It seems to be kind of German rock and roll band competition. 

Berlin Wall Erected (1961). A Day that Shook the World [HD]. In August 1961, troops in East Germany began to seal the border between East and West Berlin. In doing so they blocked off the escape route for refugees from the East. The barrier ended up being 12 feet high and 66 miles long with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing. Over the years, nearly 200 people died trying to cross the wall. It became a symbol for the divided world.
A Day That Shook The World is the classic series that recalls the days of the 20th century that proved to be era-defining and pivotal in the course of modern history.

About British Pathé:

Pathé News was a producer of newsreels, cinemagazines, and documentaries from 1910 until 1976 in the United Kingdom. Its founder, Charles Pathé, was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era. The Pathé News archive is known today as “British Pathé”. Its collection of news film and movies is fully digitised and available online.

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Video: Drunken Germans on the Reeperbahn, Hamburg

Take some time and enjoy Germans drink excessively and act incredibly stupidly on the world famous Reeperbahn of Hamburg. What else do you have to do?

These sequences are part of the documentary “Mondo cane” from 1962 by Italian filmmakers Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi and Gualtiero Jacopetti.

Stunning railway photos in Hamburg between 1947 and 1958

Not just for trainspotters: These awesome monochrome and colored photos of railways and railway situations in Hamburg, Germany were taken by photographer Walter Hollnagel between 1947 and 1958. This is just a small selection of a variety of photos you can find in the picture library of German ‘Eisenbahnstiftung Joachim Schmidt‘.

Hamburg central station

“Bahnsteigszene in Hamburg Hbf” – 06.06.1958 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel

Train station HH-Altona

“VT 12 508 erhält in Hamburg-Altona den Abfahrauftrag durch den Aufsichtsbeamten.” – 13.09.1957 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel

Train leaving Hamburg central station for Cologne

“03 184 verlässt mit D 394 nach Köln den Hamburger Hauptbahnhof” – 22.04.1956 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel


Awesome photos of the ‘Stalinallee’ in former East-Berlin

These great photos of the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin were published on einestages. The monumental social boulevard was built by the GDR and named ‘Stalinallee’ between 1949 and 1961. According to the ‘Karl-Marx-Allee’ article on Wikipedia, the ‘Stalinallee’ was a flagship building project of East Germany’s reconstruction programme after World War II.

Great photos of the former 'Stalinallee' in East Berlin: via @ #retro #gdr #ddr #berlin