Apple UK has published an article about the British Pathe archive, which contains over 3,500 hours of historical footage that is presently being encoded into QuickTime, and will soon be available on the Web. “The Pathe archive is a vast collection of photographic and cinematic footage which was founded in Paris in the 1890s by moving image pioneer Charles Pathé. The British archive was set up in London in 1902 and now houses more than 3,500 hours of video and over 12 million still images, covering topics as diverse as politics, sport and fashion; and although most consumers and organisations have to pay a small fee to access the recently-digitised high-resolution files on the British Pathe Web site, English schools can access them for free.”