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World War Two (WW2) for Kids

Remembrance Day For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. World War II was total war - every person, every business, every service was involved. Britain did not fight alone, the war also involved many countries. Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured. After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces. In 1933 the German people voted for a leader named Adolf Hitler, who led a political party in Germany called the National Socialists or Nazis. Shortly before 5am on Friday 1st September, 1939, German forces stormed the Polish frontier. World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. Click on the play button below to hear Chamberlain's speech (now the full speech) The Second World War was started by Germany in an unprovoked attack on Poland.

Primary History - World War 2 The evacuation of children during the Second World War Evacuees themselves were split into four categories, focused on specific social groups deemed non-essential to war work: 1) school-age children; 2) the infirm; 3) pregnant women and 4) mothers with babies or pre-school children (who would be evacuated together). The Government Evacuation Scheme had been developed during the summer of 1938 by the so-called Anderson Committee, chaired by Sir John Anderson and charged with looking at how the country could respond to prolonged, destructive, aerial bombardment. The report laid out the foundations of a wartime evacuation policy, recommending the evacuation of schoolchildren, mothers with infants and the elderly to safer locales - typically rural communities. This proposal, together with the incorporation of another plan designed specifically by the London County Council (LCC) coalesced into an official government Evacuation Scheme from November 1938, and was one of the most radical works of social engineering ever conceived.

Great Depression Facts and Information for Kids This worksheet has a free sample available. Download the sample here » Download This Sample This sample is exclusively for KidsKonnect Basic members! Already a member? The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. Herbert Hoover was president when the Great Depression began. The Great Depression Worksheets This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Great Depression worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about the Great Depression which was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. Throughout the extensive worksheet pack there are multiple lesson resources and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment. Included Great Depression worksheets: Herbert Hoover Americans named many of the products of hardship in the Great Depression after Herbert Hoover. Hobo Symbols Fantastic task on the Hobo Symbols of the Great Depression.

WWII History: World War II for Kids World War II was fought between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Soviet Union, France). Most of the countries in the world were involved in some way. It was the deadliest war in all of human history with around 70 million people killed. When was it? World War II started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Where was it? World War II started in Europe, but spread throughout the world. Learn More Check out these pages to learn about the events, battles, and people of World War II: Go here to test your knowledge with a World War II crossword puzzle or word search. For reference and further reading: The Good Fight: How World War II was Won by Stephen E.

Neville Chamberlain's declaration of war Declaration of war: Chamberlain's radio broadcast, 3 September 1939, 11am I am speaking to you from the cabinet room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British ambassador in Berlin handed the German government a final note stating that unless we heard from them by 11 o'clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. You can imagine what a bitter blow it is to me that all my long struggle to win peace has failed. His action shows convincingly that there is no chance of expecting that this man will ever give up his practice of using force to gain his will. We have a clear conscience. Germany attacks Poland: Diary of Polish physician Zygmunt Klukowski, 13 September 1939 Walking through the dark streets crossed with trenches was very difficult. It was completely weird. Along the highway you can see hundreds of abandoned vehicles (lack of gas).

London In The Second World War The British government knew that Germany would target London in their bombing raids. If the capital was put out of action, it would severely affect the war effort and have a devastating impact on the nation’s morale. The Blitz on London from September 1940 to May 1941 and the V1 flying bomb and V2 rocket attacks in 1944 caused a massive amount of damage. It is estimated that more than 12,000 metric tons of bombs were dropped on London and nearly 30,000 civilians were killed by enemy action. The worst hit places tended to be the poorer districts, like the East End, but all Londoners were affected by German air raids to a varying degree. The Blitz changed the landscape of the city.