Monday, November 10, 2008

James and Simon - clueless about the war

BBC 9 O'clock News is undertaking  a VJ type report around two boys ignorant of the war.

VJ type, is there such a thing?

Well, it's a feature driven personalised narrative, the outcome of which you could almost predict.

Two Nintendo teenagers without a clue about WWI or armistice  are dragged to a memorial to learn about their great great grandfather, Thatcher who died in the war.

Already you can see a change in their demeanor as they hover around the plaque.

Their great grandmother is herself enraged the boys are not being taught this important footnote in history.

Tomorrow the BBC takes them to France to witness some of the war zones. Worth a watch

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