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A Newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories.

Created by Pathé Frères of France in 1908, this form of film was a staple of the typical North American, British, and Commonwealth countries (especially Canada, Australia and New Zealand), and throughout European cinema programming schedule from the silent era until the 1960s when television news broadcasting completely supplanted its role.

Pathé would eventually merge with RKO...

An example of a newsreel story is in the film Citizen Kane (which was prepared by RKO's actual newsreel staff), which includes a fictional newsreel that summarizes the life of the title character.

The most famous newsreel series included:

Contents

Newsreels by country

Algeria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Canada

Czechoslovakia

German Democratic Republic

Federal Republic of Germany

(The German Weekly Newsreel) A reel is housed in the Motion Picture Collection of the Harry S. Truman Library, (MP85-1), and includes historic footage of the Allied landings and combat at Normandy France, July 1944, from the Nazi perspective. The reel was captured by US troops. It is a 16mm, sound, black and white reel that lasts 16 minutes and 49 seconds.

Hungary

India

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Mozambique

Netherlands

Netherlands Indies

Netherlands New Guinea

New Zealand

Poland

Romania

Spain

Switzerland

United States

United Kingdom

  • Pathe Gazette

[[1] (http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/databases/newsreels/history/history.html)], [[2] (http://www.britishpathe.com/)]

Yugoslavia

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