Associated Press together with British Movietone are uploading 550,000 old movies to YouTube. These clips document the most momentous and historic events of the last 120 years. It is a fabulous resource for getting details of social history - the look, the era, the happenings of the time, the fashion and so on. British Movietone os arguably the world's greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986. Their newsreel archive contains many of the world's enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science and lifestyle. Associated Press (AP) is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news gathering covering global news and entertainment video stories also dating back to 1895. People who want to use the clips in their own videos will still need to license them through AP or British Movietone, but they are a wonderful resource to help us understand our ancestors.