The Home Front in WWII
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Why was the first part of the Second World War until the blitz in Britain known as "The Phoney War"?
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain didn't want war
The expected bombing & invasion didn't happen
People didn't believe it would happen
Life went on as normal
What happened between July to September 1940?
The Germans invaded Britain
The RAF battled with the Luftwaffe for control of the skies
Guns were issued to local government
In November 1940, which city was badly damaged by heavy bombing and much of it's medieval city destroyed?
When was food rationing introduced in Britain?
As a response to the threat of bombing, ARP Wardens were created but what does ARP stand for?
Air Raid Personnel
Air Raid Preparations
Air Raid Precautions
Air Raid Protection
Made famous by the tv comedy "Dad's Army", The Home Guard was set-up to help defend the land from invasion. What were they known as at first?
Country Defence Volunteers
Local Defence Volunteers
British Defence Volunteers
To begin with nearly 2 million children were evacuated. When did evacuation begin?
3rd September 1939
3rd October 1939
3rd November 1939
3rd December 1939
Propaganda posters from which Government body reminded people to be resourceful and do their bit towards the war effort?
Ministry of Propaganda
Ministry of War
Ministry of the Home Front
Ministry of Information
Men were conscripted into the services from 1939 but women were needed too. When were women conscripted?
Why were decorative railings all over the country removed as well as scrap metal collected?
To stop the enemy using it upon invasion
To recycle into guns
To recycle into bullets
To recycle into Spitfires
Complete the following sentence made famous by posters - ".................talk costs lives"
Type in the correct answer
During an air raid, people had to get to air raid shelters. What was the most common shelter that people built in their gardens?
Keeping Britain going was essential during the war. Young men were conscripted to work in coal mines. What were they known as?
The campaign to help feed Britain and get Britons doing their bit encouraged people to transform gardens, parks and sports fields into allotments. What was this known as?
Dig the Earth
Dig Dig Dig
Dig for Victory
After Britain won the air war in 1940, Germany turned to Britain again in 1943 and 1944 firing weapons from the continent. What were these weapons known as?
V1 and V2
V4 and V5
V8 and V9
V10 and V11
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