85,000 Historical Films From British PathĂ© on YouTube
British PathĂ© has posted 85,000 (!) short historical films at YouTube. A fascinating look at the history of the 20th century through the eyes of British media, before it was called â€śmedia.â€ť
For a relatively recent example: â€śArnold Schwarzenegger Wins Mr Universe (1969),â€ť with casually sexist narration.
This video is two archive reels in [HD]. Mr Universe 1969 + â€śShow of Strengthâ€ť, International Bodybuilding Contest in Cologne, Germany 1966
Arnold Schwarzenegger flexes his extraordinary muscles for the judges in these two bodybuilding tournaments, one in Cologne in 1966, and the other (the first piece of footage) in London at the Mr Universe contest in 1969.
Mr. Schwarzenegger was a completely unknown figure then. Coe Boyer can also be seen in this footage.