IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – WWII battle animation

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Text: The Operations Room. Easy Company Assaults the Crossroads in Holland, 1944 – Animated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uz_K-1eyS4&list=PLErys4h2oiuz4USvrpIkhW6meDLGe1H7g&index=3

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • This series of Youtube videos by The Operations Room consists of “battle map animations of the most important battles and events in history.” https://www.youtube.com/c/TheOperationsRoom/about
  • The voiceover is very matter of fact. Even hugely pivotal and dramatic events are narrated in a quite flat, unaffected manner.
  • The animations are very simplistic. The individual actions are not shown in a realistic manner although the story as a whole is based on a factual retelling of the events.
  • In this particular video a top-down perspective is used which makes the movement of individuals and groups easy to follow.

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