My old buddy Patrick Houda recently informed me of one of the most precious online resources of hockey history we've ever seen.
British Pathe bills itself as "the world's finest digital news archive." With over 3500 hours of vintage footage of the world's greatest events since the late 19th century, I tend to agree. You can watch Britain declare war in start World War II, the first moon landing, JFK's inauguration, and Marilyn Monroe's funeral. There is no shortage of history to explore.
Sports history, too. With lots of hockey history to watch - 257 videos in total. Here's some of the videos Houda specifically pointed out:
Harvard University-Exeter 1914
Oxford University in St.Moritz 1923 against Cambridge.
Sweden-Montreal Victorias 1927
Berliner SC-Oxford University 1927 (Spengler Cup)
HC Davos-Oxford University 1928
European All-Star Team-Canada (Manitoba University) 1931
Finland-Sweden 1935 (Womens bandy)
Canada-England WC 1938
Australia - Game from Sydney Glaciarium between two teams from
New South Wales 1946.
Czechoslovakia-Switzerland WC 1947 (8 min long clip)
Zabrodsky with # 10. Check out the big hit (dirty ?)
by Trousilek, regarded as Czechoslovakia's hardest hitter
in the 40's. Poor Otto Schubiger is dragged away...
(the hit 3:23 into the clip)
Czechoslovakia-USA WC 1947 (11 min long clip)
USA-Switzerland WC 1947 (11 min long clip)
Canadian soldiers playing in Korea in the 1950's
Soviet Union-Harringay Racers 1957
Krylya Sovetov-CSKA Moscow 1958
Soviet Union-USA 1958
Czechoslovakia-Canada WC 1967
Soviet Union-Canada WC 1967
Soviet Union-Czechoslovakia WC 1967
Soviet Union-Canada 1968