The war in Europe began in September 1939 when Nazi Germany, under Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Using Blitzkrieg tactics the country was quickly overtaken. ...
Ever wonder how many planes were used during the Battle of Britain? Or how many pilots lost their lives? Find the key statistics here.
We meet Alan and his grand-daughter Isabel. Alan lived in north London during the Second World War and was in his home when the neighbour's house suffered a direct hit.
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, live with a different family, and attend a different school.
Explore what sources, such as photos and newspaper articles, can tell us about the experiences of children evacuated to North Wales from North West England during World War 2.
News footage of evacuees from British Pathe.
Follow Eric as he goes back in time to find out what the Second World War was like for children, from being evacuated and coping with rationed sweets and eggs, to collecting scrap metal to make Spitfires.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this. The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and we also use a 'crfstoken' token to prevent cross site request forgery.
We use Matomo cookies to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this website.
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to enable them below: