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CLIP 6451

Michael Foreman - 'War Boy: a Wartime Childhood' (extract)

Michael Foreman - 'War Boy: a Wartime Childhood' (extract)
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Key Info
  • Michael Foreman - 'War Boy: a Wartime Childhood' (extract)
  • Duration: 03:08
  • An episode from a dramatisation of the book 'War Boy: a Wartime Childhood' by Michael Foreman. Growing up towards the end of the Second World War, a gang of friends play in the streets and have imaginary adventures in the woods. They agonise on how best to spend their penny on sweets.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Biography and Autobiography

  • Keywords: Michael, Foreman, childhood, memories, recount, sweets, wartime, second world war, WW2, World War 2
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of the study of significant authors or for use as a model in how to write effectively about simple or everyday events in autobiographical or recount writing.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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