WW2 History KS2. Find out what is was like to be evacuated in WW2. With the free to use links you can see what you were allowed to take with you, plus many more interesting facts.
An Evacuee's Adventure Video
Betty lived in Cardiff during the war and was evacuated to Aberdare. With her family friend, Anesha, she retraces the journey and describes what it was like to leave home and live with a different family and attend a different school.
Dorothy Hughes Video
The story of how Dorothy Hughes came to be one of the first female Chelsea pensioners. Dorothy came from quite a strict, but comfortable home. Like many women, Dorothy was attracted by the thought of contributing to the war effort. She defied her parents’ wishes for her to become a teacher and decided to join the Army, becoming a gunner shooting down German planes over London.
Evacuation To Shropshire Text
Discover what it was like to be evacuated in World War 2. Use historical documents from The National Archive to investigate evacuation to Oswestry in Shropshire.
Home Front Text
Text and images covering; Preparations for war, evacuation, bombing of Britain, Empire home front, everyday life, women at war and spies
Our Greatest Generation Video
For Jim Purcell, life after the war was far more comfortable than the years preceding it. He believed that joining the army would help him escape the trials and tribulations that a life of poverty had left him, but little did he know that there were more problems in store for him, facing tragedies including the evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940.
World War Two Text
Learn about the Second World War by using our animated maps and investigations containing original documents, film, photographs