Civil Defence in WWII

Teachers' Notes

World War Two had a huge impact not only on people away fighting in the War, but also the people that remained at home. Although many men were recruited to serve abroad, a large number stayed at home, sometimes because they were too old to fight or had health problems, and sometimes because they were required for important war work. Together, they formed the civil defence of the country.

This learning journey contains archive materials that show the work of the Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Service and the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) in defending Britain during World War Two.


Curriculum links:

KS2-3 History - Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupilsí chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (eg. 'wars throughout History', 'food throughout History', 'Rationing throughout History')

KS2 English Reading for information, understanding texts

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