Link: Caring on the Home Front
The Teachers' Centre [Link: Caring on the home front » Teachers’ centre:] includes Curriculum Links, Project Packs and a Resource Library.Caring on the Home Front is a unique historical and social record of the period 1939-1945.It is based on oral history interviews with Home Front volunteers who served in the Joint War Organisation, a partnership between the British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance. The unique experiences of these volunteers and their lively descriptions of their formative years engage and entertain far more than a dry record.
The Joint War Organisation provided vital medical, welfare and other support services. This website focuses on their work on the Home Front.
The website uses images from the collections of both organisations’ museums. There are also a number of video and audio clips available for you to download and use to support your teaching. You will also find a collection of other useful resources to help you bring your History and Citizenship lessons alive.
Londoners sheltering in The Elephant and Castle tube station during an air raid:
There is a cleaner/clearer copy of the same image [with more contrast?] here:
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