World War II

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Year 6 - World War II - How could Hitler have convinced a nation like Germany to follow him?

 

World War II Literature

 

BBC School Radio - Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

A poignant and realistic picture of what the second world war was like for a child.

 

BBC School Radio - The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall

Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results.

 

BBC School Radio - Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David's life.

 

World War II Recipes

Parsnip Whip

Importing foods into the UK became very difficult during the war as the ships were frequently attacked on their journey.  This made exotic foods like bananas very hard to find.  This inventive recipe recreates mashed banana using parsnips and banana flavouring for a World War Two style tea-time treat.

 

Chocolate Cake

Rationing of basic foods meant that war time cooks had to be very creative to make dishes with limited ingredients. Each person had an allowance of just one egg a week, so they couldn’t be wasted in a cake!

 

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