World War 2


Incendiary Bombs

What was an incendiary bomb? Incendiary bombs were filled with highly flammable (easy to set on fire) substances which would start fires once they had

Identity card

Identity Cards

What were identity cards? Identity cards (or National Registration Cards) were introduced by the government during World War II. Written on them was the owner’s

Self help booklet

World War 2 Self-Help Booklets

What were the booklets for? Because of rationing people didn’t have access to as many supplies as they had done before the war. There were

Poppy Field

Understanding the Poppy

Every year on November 11th Britain pays respect to its soldiers, remembering those who have fallen in wars gone by and those still fighting for

Ration Book


What was rationing? During World War II the government limited the amount of food and other items which British people could buy. This was called

Gas Mask

Gas masks during the war

What is a gas mask? A gas mask is a mask which is placed over the face to stop the user from breathing in dangerous

The Blackout

When did the blackout begin in Britain? The blackout began on September 1st 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany. What was the