World War II - Remembrance
World War Two is a massive topic with many different aspects including local history studies. Rather than teaching just about the home front, schools are now encouraged to take a broader approach.
The role of Women and the Special Operations Executive (SOE) is very popular, the original school for spies. And using our own Enigma machine we can look at the Battle of the Atlantic, code breaking and rationing.
And there are lots of uniforms and helmets to try on.
How do we learn about the war?
The role of your local area in the war
Learn from period newspapers and posters
The Battle of the Atlantic, code breaking, and rationing
One Yorkshire battalion on D-Day
Lots of uniforms and helmets to dress up in and explore
The role of Women and the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Evacuation and the Blitz