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    Where can I find decent historical recordings online?


    Hi,
    I am doing a research roject and am looking for historical sound recordings of famous events. Preferably high quality and preferably free.
    For example:
    1. Announcement of the fall of the Berlin Wall
    2. Speeches by Pope pious XII
    3. Hitler's speeches.
    churchill's speeches

    Any ideas?

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    Nope... no clue

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    Try this - a very good site for historic audio & visual downloads.

    http://www.archive.org/details/Winston_Churchill

    Cheers.

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    Im a little new to this site, but I have some recordings of the Apollo moon landing, John Glenn "One small step....", "Houston we have a problem", etc... They are in the original quality which was alittle scratch for the time.

    Im trying to learn how to upload here.

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    This is a question really, rather than a useful response, but this seems a pertinent place for it.
    Famous speeches must be common as muck if one's prepared to rip them from the TV or DVD etc., but I assume that one or another media company owns or licences the copyright. When does the copyright run out? Do we have to wait 50 years or something before we are free to play with them legally? Since modern reproduction techniques vastly outperform the quality of most of the originals, and any current copies are Nth generations away from the original, unless tracks are watermarked, who is to say what has been reproduced from where and who actually owns it?

    Not trying to stir up trouble Acebandge, but genuinely interested. I like the idea of history being totally in the public domain, but modern life seems to favour everything being somebody's, or some corporation's, property.

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    I checked out the link suggested by chipfork

    http://www.archive.org/details/Winston_Churchill

    That has tons of historical recordings and they seem to be in the public domain smile

    Should be a WIN there?

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