Our fast-growing collection of history footage is a great resource covering highlights from the fascinating history of science and technological developments. We have with animators to bring out the best of our collection from before the birth of video, and have detailed archives of 20th Century milestones. Our video clips include:

Archaeological sites

Human remains and reconstructions

Inventions and discoveries

Life in space

Moon landings


The Space Race

History Showreel

This reel is in High Definition - check out the HD version on YouTube here.

View all the clips from the showreel above and find out more.

Ancestral Pueblo People

Formerly known as the Anasazi, the Ancestral Pueblo people occupied Bandolioer National Monument in New Mexico between 1150 and 1600 AD. This set of video clips shows both ruins of the Ancestral Pueblo people’s dwellings and reconstructed dwellings. Some of the dwellings were rock structures built on the canyon floor. Others were carved from volcanic tuff high in cliff walls.

WWII Aerial Battles

During World War II aviation firmly established itself as a critical component of modern warfare. This collection of historical video clips shows British, American, Japanese and German planes in combat as well as night bombing over Germany.

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