Information about World War 2

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When did World War Two begin?

World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. It involved many of the world's countries.

Why did the Second World War start? why second world war

he Second World War was started by Germany in an unprovoked attack on Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler had refused to abort his invasion of Poland.

When did World War Two end?

The War ended in the Summer of 1945. It is estimated that 50 million people lost their lives during World War 2. Whatwas it like for children in the Second World War?

How did people protect themselves during the war?

Children and some women were evacuated from the big cities into the countryside. People carried gas masks to protect themselves and built air raid shelters shelters. All windows and doors were blacked out .

Timeline Air Raid Shelters Fashions (Clothes)
General Sites Women in War History of TV
Rationing The Phoney War Campaigns and Slogans
Evacuation Gas Masks Children during the war
Battle of Britain Houses & Homes School Life
War Songs War Time Posters Population
The Blackout Home Guard ARP Wardens
The Blitz How has life changed since the war? (population)
Royal Family

A War Time Diary
We asked our Year 6's to imagine what it was like to be a child during world war 2
and to write a diary as though they were adults reflecting back on their experiences. As part of their research they had the opportunity to interview someone who had experienced living during the war.

Britain at war during the early years
One of our student's research on Britain at war during the early years.

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