What was it like for Children in the Second World War?














Sounds of World War Two




Speech by Adolph Hitler 1938

Radio  -  Declaration of War

Radio  -  Air Raid report

Churchill  -  On the beaches

Sound of a V1 Flying Bomb

Churchill as Prime Minister

Sound of a British Spitfire

Churchill  -  Finest Hour

Young Queen’s speech

Air Raid Siren announcing the start of an air aid

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour

Air Raid Siren announcing the air raid is over – all clear

BBC Radio D-Day landings

BBC Radio – Fall of Berlin

BBC Announcement of VE day

VE day – Royal Family

Crowds Celebrating in Piccadily on VJ night

Devastation of Berlin





Songs of World War Two




Lily Marlene – German version


Click here for more information on Lily Marlene

Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover    + Words

Lily Marlene – British version

Nightingale in Berkley Square


When the lights go on again









Interviews with People who lived through the War



Woman called Madeline speaking about Air Raid Sirens and as a child at school in the War


Woman called Jennie speaking about working in the WVS in London in the Second World War


Woman called Phyllis speaking about a Morrison shelter at home



Man called Bob speaking about being evacuated






Pathe News Film Footage of World War Two




Click on the links below to view the films


Home Front film of Edmonton during the War

After an Air Raid - August 1940 Sebastopol Road Edmonton 

Air Raid and aftermath during the War

 Evacuees  -  Speech by Princess Elizabeth

Children in London

Churchill in Plymouth

Daylight Air Raid

Gas Masks for the Police

Home Air Raid Shelters

London carries on

Air Raids on Britain

Anytime in the Summer of 1940

The U-Boat menace

War - including evacuees children

Evacuating the Children

V1 Flying Bomb 1944 2nd evacuation


Longer films

War and Society Part 1 - Pathe film – The People’s War

War and Society Part 2 - Pathe film – Fighting Talk 






Images of the Second World War


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Local History in the Second World War (Edmonton and Enfield, London)



The story of an Edmonton street during the Second World War



Willow Road / Enfield Town Air Raid during the Blitz – November 1940





Local History Internet sound bites (Enfield, London)



Diane Joseph speaking about the Air Raid shelter at George Spicer school during the War @


 and  Diane Joseph speaking again this time about the Willow Road (Enfield)Air Raid  @



External Internet Links


These links will take you to external websites 



Thanks to Bella for suggesting the following link to a

list of important people of WWII.

This is an excellent resource on Coupons and Rationing During World War II

thank you to Liam Powell for this suggestion


Here is a great page on, The Cars, Tanks and Airplanes of WWII   created by Alex a 6th Grade student at Spring Hill Middle School




The Home front


BBC Website  WW2 Children

Home Front 1939 - 1945 - Learning Curve  

Granddads Victory Garden

Home Sweet Home  -  World War Two

 The  Blitz

 Children’s work

The London Blitz 1940 Eyewitness to history

History Place - A child’s life in London

London Blitz website of HistoryPlace


The story of Anne Frank 

World War Two Timeline  historyplace.com

Anne Frank museum




Tasks at the Learning Curve Website

Tasks on Evacuation PrimaryResources.co.uk




For information email      info@rosedna.com




Follow this link for the Home Front Children of the Second World War play


















Support materials






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