Presentation on theme: "WW2 HOMEWORK By Jack. English Men At the start of the war men age 20-22 where allowed to fight. But over time it spread to 18-41 years old. Some men were."— Presentation transcript:
English Men At the start of the war men age 20-22 where allowed to fight. But over time it spread to 18-41 years old. Some men were sent away so long that when they came back, their families didn’t recognise them. A private in the British army got paid 14 shillings a week which is around 75 pence.
GERMAN MEN Hitler had his own bodyguards that he created called, The Schutzstaffel, also known as the “SS”. Germany were very strong on their uniform, they made shore it looked smart to attract a young, loyal force.
English Women At night women operated the search lights to spot German bombers because all the men were at war. Women also done jobs such as: engineers, conductors, shipwright and mechanics. In 1940 only 7,000 women had joined the WLA, Women’s Land Army.
German Women In Germany Hitler wanted women to stay at home and have children to create his ‘perfect race’. Women – did you know? In most countries women were not allowed to fight however in the Soviet Union women were allowed to fight alongside men.
English Evacuees In England children who lived in big cities were evacuated to the countryside. When evacuation began on Friday 1 September 1939. 1.5 million children were evacuated. It was called 'Operation Pied Piper' Some children who were evacuated had not even seen farmyard animals and were scared by the cows!
German Evacuees In Germany instead of getting a train and going to the countryside they went to a camp. These camps were ran by loyal Nazis teachers or old soldiers and if a tiny bit of dust was found in your room, you would be whipped.
Timeline 1939, 3rd September – Britain and France declared war on Germany 1940, 10 th May – Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain 1940, December, Japan fights alongside Germany. 1941, 7 th December – Japan bombs US navy in Pearl Harbour. 1942, 20 th January – German leaders decide Jewish people should be killed. 1944, 6 th June – D-Day. 1945, 8 th May – War in Europe ends but a war continues between America and Japan until 15 th August.