We offer the following history workshops for schools covering the Second World War . Please contact the Curator, Chris Copson, for more information.
World War II – the Home Front.
Look at the role played by the County of Dorset during World War II from the County Council Air Raid Map, showing every bomb dropped on Dorset and looking at the roles of Wardens, Observers and the ladies of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. Also includes the story of the Creech Barrow Seven – the Home Guard’s own Special Forces!
World War II – a Soldier’s Experience.
The War from the perspective of the British Soldier. Using original uniforms and equipment, we trace the story of the war from defeat in 1940 through the Western Desert and the jungles of Burma to the D Day landings.
History, GCSE – A Level.
The Rise of Nazism.
A workshop using a variety of images and artefacts to trace the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany from the end of WW1. The session deals with Hitler’s rise to power and the party’s subsequent domination of every aspect of German life through different elements of its organisation. The workshop also deals with the rise of the SS from a bodyguard to a military and political force and the use of terror and extermination.
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