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Unformatted text preview: World War II Assembly Script * Please note childrens actual names have been replaced with WWII characters * Hilda Good morning everyone and welcome to our assembly. My name is Hilda, and this is my friend Vincent. We have had such a tough time lately with the War going on. Some of us have had to cope with evacuation, spending the night in our air raid sheltersand dont even get me started on the rationing! I mean how anyone can survive on this amount of chocolate per week! (Hold up the chocolate) Vincent Tell me about it! My friend John lives in London and has had the most terrible time with the Blitz. His mother and father didnt want him to be evacuated to the countryside, so hes spent many a night in the tube station to get away from the bombs! Weve both been very lucky living in _____________ At least its been relatively safe. Thank goodness its all over now. (Show photograph) Constance Ill say the damage to our cities was terrible. Its going to take a while to get things sorted. Just look at these photographs from the London Blitz that my uncle sent me. (Show photographs and tell what they are) He was a photographer for a London Newspaper because couldnt go and fight due to an old First World War injury. I think he worked as an air raid warden as well, ensuring people got to the shelters safely. Grace Talking about London and the Blitz, does anyone know what that word means? Harriet Oh yes, hang on a minute... I do. Its from the German word Blitzkrieg. Blitz means lightening. Queenie Thats right; Hitlers invasion of Europe at the beginning of the war was also described as a Blitzkrieg attack because it happened so fast. It seemed that he had those poor soldiers cornered in Dunkirk in no time....
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