LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT
Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Narrator 5, Evacuee 1,
Evacuee 2, Evacuee 3, Evacuee 4, Evacuee 5, Evacuee 6, Evacuee
7, Teacher, Foster parent 1, Foster Parent 2, Foster Parent 3, Foster
Parent 4, Mother of evacuee, Woman 1 (air raid warden), Woman 2,
Homeowner, Peron 1, Person 2, Person 3, Person 4, Person 5,
Shopper 1, Shopper 2, Grocer, husband, blackmarketier
On 3 September 1939, Britain went to war with Germany.
The German leader, Adolf Hitler, had used his soldiers to invade
countries in Europe.
The British Government was afraid Britain might be the next
country to be invaded.
At 11:15 am on 3 September, Britain’s Prime Minister Neville
Chamberlain, made this radio announcement.
Play Neville Chamberlain speech
Children from London were sent to the country side because
aeroplanes were dropping bombs
This was called evacuation. Parents saw their sons and
daughters off at the railway stations and schools. Some children
travelled with their teachers.
I have never been on a train before.
Isn’t it exciting.
It is like going on holiday.
I have never been out of London before.
It was a shame to leave my parents.
I wonder where we are going.
I wonder where we will live and who we will stay with.