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6th November 2019

Curator's Choice: Undercover in Norway

Film Curator Fiona Kelly highlights an amateur film featured in the BBC series Lost Films of World War II
6th November 2019

New in the archive: Amateur film of life behind the Berlin Wall

IWM acquires unseen footage of family life in West Berlin during the early days of the Berlin Wall
7th October 2019

IWM short films on Talking Pictures TV this November

Rarely seen wartime era films to air nationally for the first time on Talking Pictures TV
17th September 2019

Competition: Win tickets to Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow

As well as historic aircraft flying overhead, an on-site cinema will be screening a selection of IWM films.
28th August 2019

Remembering The Battle Of Arnhem 75 Years On

'A bridge too far': Unique footage reveals how Allies' Operation 'Market Garden' fell apart
12th July 2019

Dan Snow meets Alfred Hicks, a cameraman who filmed D-Day

The British Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU) produced some of the most enduring images of the Second World War
11th July 2019

Showreel: Keeping fit

Be inspired by IWM's archive to make the most of the sun and keep fit at the same time
11th July 2019

NATO Declassified: Screening event for archive researchers

IWM held an event in June to showcase the NATO Film Collection now available for licensing
11th July 2019

IWM wins two FOCAL Awards

Jane Fish was named Footage Person of the Year and They Shall Not Grow Old won Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature
5th June 2019

Showreel: NATO

Look back at key moments in the history of the first peacetime military alliance via our showreel
28th March 2019

Curator's Choice: And so to France....

Rare archive film of the D-Day Landings
25th March 2019

Look back on 70 years of NATO with our newly digitised collection

Over 2000 titles available for licensing, providing a unique insight into the Cold War era.
7th February 2019

Anniversaries 2019

From the Liberation of Paris to the fall of the Berlin Wall, take a look at key historical anniversaries brought to life via IWM’s collections.
29th January 2019

Showreel: Women in Wartime

Who would have thought that women could do men's jobs, drive, wear trousers and join the forces.
5th December 2018

IWM Short Film Festival 2018: Best Use of IWM Archive Winner

Congratulations to Peter Roch and Jason Davidson for their documentary of how a teenager became the first London sailor to receive the Victoria Cross
4th December 2018

A Day in the Life

Emily Dean, our Senior Media Sales and Licensing Executive, talks us through some of the unique challenges of licensing IWM collection material
8th October 2018

In Conversation with Helen Upcraft, IWM Short Film Festival Director

5 days, 10 programmes, 28 films. The IWM Short Film Festival returns to London on 25-29 October
1st August 2018

Archive in the Movies

Footage and images from the IWM archive has been licensed for several 2017-18 major films including The Darkest Hour and Spitfire.