Children's Experiences during WWII
World War Two affected the lives of people at home (sometimes called the
Home Front), as well as those away fighting. British cities were the target of enemy bombing and in the early stages of the war, the threat of invasion was very real. Many children were evacuated to safer areas, usually miles away from their parents.
For those who remained in their family home, their daily routines at school and home were also set to change. This resource contains archive materials that show the experiences of children living in the East Midlands during World War Two.
Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, Historical Enquiry, Britain Since 1930 - Impact of the Second World War: the Blitz and evacuation; rationing; serving in the land army or the home guard.
Speaking and Listening: group discussion