The impact WW2 had on children in Great Britain

During WW2, people had to wear gas masks as gas attacks were feared when the Germans used to bomb the UK. Fortunately, gas attacks never happened in England but people had to be aware.

If an air raid ever happened when you were in school you would have to go to the nearest shelter. You would feel scared as you didn’t know whether your parents were safe and how long you would be in the shelter for. If you brought some toys and you teddy, then perhaps you would feel more comfortable. You would not know when you would go back to your home; you would not know if you would go back to it in perfect shape or come back to a house in ruins. Every day if you were a child in ww2 you
would feel anxious at school because you would have the feeling of your school being bombed and never seeing your family again.
The air raid shelters were fully made out of sandstone, from top to bottom, in a strong arch shape to withstand the bombs above. The beds were metal and narrow looking like there was only space for 1 person but it was meant to fit 2 people. If you was a woman with a baby you would also share your bed. You were expected to be down in the shelter for 30 mins but could be stuck in them for 16 hours at a time.



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