The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom.
This month’s clip is titled ‘Armistice: We shall remember’ – a film that depicts Armistice commemorations from 1964. The film explores what was done that year and the context of armistice.
With this film, students could consider:
- What is the field of remembrance?
- How does the film depict the start of the First World War?
- How does it portray the war overall?
- How do the images introducing the Second World War compare to those introducing the first? What message does this show?
- What made the Second World War a ‘Total War’ according to the film?
- What message does Armistice underline?
- Why does the film end on images of children?
This film could be used for Armistice commemorations or studies of the World Wars. It can be used alongside our Great War topic website, our Letters from the First World War collections and our other First World War resources.