World War 2 - The Home Front & WW2 on the Front Line

Currently our personal favourite display to deliver.  Content includes:-  the lead up to World War 2, the rise of the N*zi threat, British preparations for war, appeasement, the eventual outbreak of hostilities and the impact on everyone on the Home Front - looking at Air Raids, War Work, Evacuation, Rationing, Make Do & Mend, Dig for Victory, Women's Roles, Black Out, Home Defences and loads more.

Your display is presented by a Home Guard soldier in full uniform and is supported by an extensive collection of largely genuine WW2 memorabilia, uniforms, gas masks, ARP equipment, rationing paraphernalia, posters, newspapers, real deactivated or replica weaponry and much, much more. Incorporating the sights, sounds and smells of the war years.

This display will ONLY fit into a full morning time slot in school and access will be required to the display area prior to commencement of show in order to set up what has become(and continues to be) a growing mobile museum on the topic!

 

 
For a balanced view of World War II we can now also offer a collection of (non-N*zi) German uniforms, weaponry & equipment and have already presented inputs on the war from the Axis view point.     

Kathryn has recently joined the Northern World War II Association (portraying a soldier of the Luftwaffe Field Division) and has teamed up with a fellow re-enactor who portrays a soldier of 1st Kompanie - Grossdeutschland.

The German equipment (and German visitor) will normally be brought along in conjunction with  Home Front Displays or a bigger collection in addition - perhaps creating the opportunity of a full day of WW2 experiential learning. 

In 2011 we presented several full day WW2 sessions with inputs on the Home Front filling the morning and the German display in the afternoon - these were well received.

 

If your class would be interested in this additional type of input please don't hesitate to contact us for further information or include a note on booking form.