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Fake history in films wipes out the facts learnt in class

The results of a new study show that pupils retain the false history in films shown in class as the being factual, even if they have been taught the real version of events.

This means a generation is growing up mistakenly believing Mozart was a spoiled brat and U.S. troops instead of British soldiers captured the Nazi Enigma code machine.

The researchers from Washington University in St Louis described historical films as a ‘double-edged sword’ in helping teachers bring the subject to life.

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