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Lost footage from the ’60s and ’70s rediscovered

Almost 20,000 film cans that has been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.
July 2, 2009

Almost 20,000 film cans that have been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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