The Veterans

Home Front Veterans

Home Front VeteransWhitehawk Primary School invited eight former pupils or local residents who had been at school during the Second World War. We called these invited guests 'Home Front Veterans' as they had all experienced life on the home front in Whitehawk.

Prior to their visit, each of the 'veterans' provided some details about their war-time experiences. The 'veterans' were then invited to attend the school to meet the children and talk to them about their memories of being at the school during the war.

Home Front VeteransThe children prepared questions in advance based on the information supplied and then in groups were able to ask the visitors to tell their stories or answer questions about rationing, evacuation, air-raids, gas masks and other war-time memories.

Watch film of the 'veterans' talking to the children.

Find out more about the veterans.