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Battle of Arras 3

Battle of Arras 3

| 8 min

This third short film on the Battle of Arras shows artillery fire, troop movements and several explosions on the battlefield. German prisoners can also be seen in the trenches, as well as enemy bombs falling on the town of Arras. A classic World War One film.

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    Geoffrey H. Malins
    Walter Buckstone


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Ages 13 to 17

History - World War I
Media Education - Documentary Film
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Social Studies - Social History

Have elementary and secondary history students research the Battle of Arras before viewing the film: focus on aspects such as artillery, countries involved, the outcome and its effect on world history. Students can contrast the film with their preconceptions about the battle. Media and film students can contrast this footage with popular Hollywood representations of battles, and examine the persuasive effects of editing, sound (and its omission), and choice of words.

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