Posted: April 11, 2012 in Year 9


Watch the following four video clips from the Second World War.  For each one answer the following four questions in your exercise books;


1.       Who do you think the video is made by? (small paragraph only as there be more than one answer)


2.       Who is likely to have watched the video? Who is the clip aimed at and why? (between one and two paragraphs)


3.       What in the video can be described as propaganda, (for instance think about how it is filmed, what is being filmed, sound effects and the language used to describe things)? (bullet points required)


4.       Is it biased and if so, which parts? What message is the video trying to put across and why? (there could be more than one message but each one deserves a paragraph of analysis)


You will need to research the events that the video clips mention in order to work out the answers. Feel free to email me if you have any difficulties.


1. London Can Take It



2. Italian Prisoners



3. Fuhrer’s birthday



4. Pearl Harbor Newsreel



Websites such as http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ and http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ can be used to research the events.


1. The Blitz on London


2. Campaign in North Africa, (although students should already know this).


3. You have studied Nazi Germany already but you should research what is taking place during the spring of 1944 in order to analyse the clip.


4. Pearl Harbor, December 1941. Bear in mind that America was not involved in the Second World War prior to this event.


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