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Second World War Learning Resources

We are working on a series of learning resources based on our Second World War collections; the first of these to become available can be found below.


Photographs of VE Day in Suffolk

This image resource is for any age group studying VE Day celebrations in Suffolk in 1945. The resource consists of a PowerPoint containing historic photographs of VE Day celebrations around the county. The resource is fully editable, so you can use the images most relevant to your class.

Download the resource from the TES website here.





Memories of VE Day in Suffolk

Oral histories are recordings of people talking about their memories; they help us to capture history as it was experienced by people who were there. Play these four short extracts from oral history recordings to your class to hear how different people from Suffolk experienced VE Day.

Suffolk Archives · VE Day in Suffolk

Lowestoft during the Second World War

Photograph showing results of an air raid in Lowestoft, January 1942 (1176/2/2/23/311)

This pack includes 10 primary sources which explore different aspects of life in Lowestoft during the Second World War, including air raids, changes in women’s work, and experiences of children. It is aimed at teachers of KS2 and KS3 History, and is designed to be flexible so you can tailor the use of the sources for your group.

Download the pack here