Virtual VE Day 75 Festival

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Passing German prisoners of war when moving up to the Aller, Germany, April 1945

Countdown to victory

In the spring of 1945, Allied armies began their final advance into the heart of Nazi Germany. After weeks of intense fighting, they secured victory, ending the most destructive war in Europe's history.

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ATS women at a train station, 1944

Breaking boundaries

During the Second World War women took on increasingly diverse roles. But, like their First World War predecessors, they were still prevented from fighting.

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Units of the Dutch Brigade moving up to the attack, 1944

Victory in Europe

During 1944-45, the Allies endured months of fighting against a determined enemy. This bloody struggle eventually ended in the final defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Coastal defence, 1940

Britain alone

France's defeat in the summer of 1940 left Britain threatened with invasion. Find out how the Home Front was mobilised to resist enemy attack.

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Pack your bag: Scavenger hunt
Home Activity

KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)

Pack your bag: Scavenger hunt

Download our at-home scavenger hunt and get ready to pack your bag for an adventure around the house.

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How to Draw: Second World War edition
Home Activity

KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)

How to Draw: Second World War edition

Use our simple step-by-step instructions to have a go at drawing items from the Second World War.

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Morse code challenge
Home Activity

KS2 (Ages 7 to 11)

Morse code challenge

Can you crack the code? Try our Morse code challenge at home!

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