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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

 

Click on the images below for more pictures

 

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Local History in the Second World War 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

External Internet Links

 

These links will take you to external websites 

 

 

 

The Home front

 

BBC Website  WW2 Children

Home Front 1939 - 1945 - Learning Curve  

The Story of an Air Raid  in North Shields

Home Sweet Home  -  World War Two

London at War 1939 - 1945

Granddads Victory Garden

        Home Front shopping 1939 - 1945

London at War 1939  -  1945  -  Holnet

 

 

 The  Blitz

 Children’s work

The London Blitz 1940 Eyewitness to history

NettlesWorth Primary School website

Blitz Memories  -  AtSchool Eduweb

Snaith Primary School website

London Blitz website of HistoryPlace

History Place - A child’s life in London

 

 

 Timelines 

 Rationing 

World War Two Timeline  historyplace.com

 Shopping and Rationing during the War

 The Blitz Timeline  historyplace.com 

More WW2 resources

 

 

Activities

The story of Anne Frank 

Tasks at the Learning Curve Website

Anne Frank website 

Tasks on Evacuation PrimaryResources.co.uk

Anne Frank museum

 

 

 

 

 

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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