World War II on Video; NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON Recalls the People and Places of the North East CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT WWW.CHRONICLELIVE.CO.UK/NEWS/HISTORY EMAIL: David.Morton.Editorial@ncjmedia.Co.UK TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, ncjMedia, Eldon Court, Percy Street, Newcastle, NE1 7JB. @DaveSMorton Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales - 0191 201 6000

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World War II on Video; NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON Recalls the People and Places of the North East CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT WWW.CHRONICLELIVE.CO.UK/NEWS/HISTORY EMAIL: David.Morton.Editorial@ncjmedia.Co.UK TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, ncjMedia, Eldon Court, Percy Street, Newcastle, NE1 7JB. @DaveSMorton Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales - 0191 201 6000


HIS week marked 80 years since Britain entered World War II.

TNow, TimeGhost, a dedicated team of historians, documentary film makers, and social media creators is creating a real-time YouTube, Instagram and Facebook-based documentary series which covers the war week by week and day by day for the entire six years of the conflict.

Some surveys show that younger people do not really understand the war and its influence on today's world.

Social media presents an unprecedented opportunity to bridge that generational gap. Knowledge is now shareable to everyone with an internet connection.

Contrary to some pundits' claims that young people are disinterested and unengaged, it can be argued the internet generations are thirsty for knowledge, as is shown by the success of TimeGhost's format and many other academic and scientific documentaries reaching millennials and postmillennials by the millions. To make historical events come back to life, TimeGhost has partnered with Reuters/Screenocean video archive with millions of minutes of documentary material and news footage from the past.

Rarely before has the war been covered in such a detailed chronological way.

Eighty years after the conflict began, TimeGhost hopes to look at the events more distantly and therefore more factually and impartially.

Indy Neidell, who writes and hosts the weekly episodes, says: "Covering a world war chronologically week by week in real time gives a much deeper and more complete understanding of both the large scale of such a conflict and the minutiae of the local events that would be lost in a traditional documentary format. …

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