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World War II

Learn about the Second World War by using animated maps and investigations containing original documents, film, photographs and audio from the National Archives.

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11-16 year olds
World War II

The BBC has put together this superb site on the Second World War which not only summarizes the events of each of the war years from 1939 to 1945, but it looks at major aspects of it such as the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, evacuation and much more.

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11-18 year olds
Clothes Rationing in Britain during the Second World War

Information, photographs and posters about clothes rationing from 1941.

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8-14 year olds
Rationing in the Second World War

Information, posters and photographs which are brilliant for a topic on World War 2.

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8-14 year olds
Growing Up in the Second World War

The Second World War was a time of major upheaval for children in Britai with over a million evacuated from towns and cities. Here are 11 ways children were affected by the Second World War.

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7-11 year olds
Evacuation

Information, pictures, posters and photographs from the Imperial War Museum about the Evacuees from towns and cities in Britain during the Second World War.

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8-14 year olds
What was life like in London during World War II?

An interesting 'Pocket History' of life in London during the Second World War. It includes an illustrated, downloadable PDF with all the facts.

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7-14 year olds
World War 1 Facts for Kids

Nat Geo Kids travels back in time to find out more about a conflict that rocked the world. Discover facts about the first World War.

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Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
WW2 People's War

A fascinating archive of Second World War memories written by the public and gathered together by the BBC. It includes a photo gallery. There are lesson plans and worksheets for educators too.

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11-18 year olds
Our First World War Guardians

Create your own World War 1 medal and read the stories of six men who were awarded medals in the conflict. Not too wordy.

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7-14 year olds
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