A visit to your classroom from a British Infantryman from the Second World War. A soldier from the D-Day landings will visit your school to teach your children about life in the 1940s.

Topics include: evacuation, spies and spying, inventions, the fighting men and women from the Home Front, the Home Guard and Air Raid Precautions.


In 1940, M&M sweets were first launched in military ration packs!

In 1940, CBS made the world's first TV broadcast in colour!

In 1943, in Britain, an electronic machine, called Colossus, became the first programmable computer. It was used to decode German messages!



The History Man as

Private Ronald Warner, No. 71066