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Holiday week in Holland 1962

In this silent, archive newsreel, we see holiday crowds as spectators and participants in a yachting event. There’s a campsite for families and, as the sun sets, couples dance in a holiday chalet. The weather takes a turn for the worse and we see the deserted river front, despite which, the yachting still continues.

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.