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LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT Cast 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 Narrator 1: On 3 September 1939, Britain went to war with Germany. The German leader, Adolf Hitler, had used his soldiers to invade countries in Europe. Narrator 2: The British Government was afraid Britain might be the next country to be invaded. Narrator 3: At 11:15 am on 3 September, Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, made this radio announcement. Play Neville Chamberlain speech Narrator 4: Children from London were sent to the country side because aeroplanes were dropping bombs Narrator 5: This was called evacuation. Parents saw their sons and daughters off at the railway stations and schools. Some children travelled with their teachers. Evacuee 1: I have never been on a train before. Evacuee 2: Isn’t it exciting. Evacuee 3: It is like going on holiday. Evacuee 4: I have never been out of London before. Evacuee 5: It was a shame to leave my parents. Evacuee 6: I wonder where we are going. Evacuee 7: I wonder where we will live and who we will stay with.
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Evacuee 1: Look out there; there are green fields, with sheep and cows in. Evacuee 2: Whatever, anyone want a sandwich? I don’t want to arrive in a strange place feeling hungry. Teacher: We have arrived at our destination. Evacuee 3: This can’t be it. Where are the houses, the shops and factories? Teacher: Get into line so that we can walk you to the village hall where you will meet your new families. (start walking) Teacher: Sit quietly on the floor, while your new foster parents meet you. Foster parent 1: I could do without having these children living in my home. Foster parent 2: I can’t believe we are being forced by the Government to have these children.
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