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CLIP 7596

D-Day Landings

D-Day Landings
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Key Info
  • D-Day Landings
  • Duration: 02:31
  • US veteran Robert Sales recalls what he saw during the landing on Omaha Beach. The preparation and air and naval support are discussed over footage from the landings and Robert talks about the horrors of the landings, including the machine gun and sniper fire, and the underestimation of the casualties. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast in June 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Second World War

  • Keywords: D-Day Landings, Robert Sales, Second World War, World War II, WWII, Omaha Beach
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to answer question, ‘Why should we remember?’ as part of a remembrance lesson. Use in conjunction with opening scene of ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Students can watch this clip first and note down all the facts and opinions that are presented. They could watch ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and answer the question, ‘Is the film an accurate interpretation of the D-Day Landings?’
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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