Dutch sailing barges, 1963

View a fascinating, compelling newsreel, without any commentary, showing large sailing barges with full sails racing in Friesland, Holland. We see the crews as they manage these great craft racing downwind.

Created at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Pathé brothers, the newsreel was the world’s first televised news platform. Pioneering the technology and methods of cinema, British Pathé stayed at the forefront of filmed news for decades. Releasing three newsreels a week during that period, British Pathé was the way the people of Britain experienced world events until the advent of television.