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Educating young people about WW2 through real-time documentary series

Educating young people about WW2 through real-time documentary series

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04 Jul, 2019

To mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War a dedicated team of historians and documentary film-makers are creating the most extensive documentation of the war ever seen.

The aim of the series, hosted on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, is to help younger people to understand the war and its influence on today’s world. Surveys have shown that younger people do not really understand the full extent of the war, but through the use of social media and the format of the series, it is clear that the younger generation have a thirst to acquire important historical knowledge.

The series began on 1 September 2018 (exactly 79 years after the start of the Second World War in 1939) and produces chronological week-by-week videos in real time to provide a deeper contextual understanding of the events of the war.

The series has already attracted more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and TimeGhost, the company behind the series, will continue to upload videos for the whole six-year period of the war.

You can watch the YouTube series yourself here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1AejCL4DA7jYkZAELRhHQ/videos

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