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World War II Video Collections

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Each file contains short video clips (all .wmv files) which can easily be transferred into a video editing package (such as Windows Moviemaker which comes with all Windows XP and Windows Vista personal computers), to produce educational video documentaries and essays.

The main features of each location have been recorded including close ups and pans (moving the camera left to right etc), the aim being to produce a wide range of useable clips which could be edited together to tell a story.

Each location has been split into smaller sections so that the file, containing video clips, photographs and site information (maps, diagrams, leaflets etc), is more manageable and easier to use.

In addition a small Google Earth file is included for each location which pin-points the exact position of the subject matter.  In order for this to work the user must already have the free Google Earth application installed on their personal computer.

IMPT NOTE:  The video files are all .WMV format for use on Windows XP and Windows Vista computers.  The files have not been designed for use on MAC computers.

World War II

The aim of these video collections is to introduce students to a variety of historical locations linked to World War II, focusing in particular on D-Day and the Battle for Normandy in 1944.  One particular aim is to introduce some of the less well known but critical locations such as La Fiere, Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc & Graignes.

Important note:  These YouTube videos are designed to show the locations in each Video Collection and are not samples of the video clips themselves.  Please see Free Samples for real examples of the video clips.




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