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The British Homefront - WW2


Britain was called the 'Home Front', because people felt that they were part of the war. The war affected everyone whether they were on the front line (fighting in Europe) or on the home front (back in Britain). Not everyone went to fight, but everyone helped in the 'war effort' in some way or other.

Evacuees, air raid shelters, gas masks, ID cards, queues for food, Local Defence Volunteers, The Home Guard, snap drills, sandbagging, searchlights, the Auxiliary Fire Service, barrage balloons – this was life in Britain in World War Two on the Home Front.


WW2 drew the people of the nation together and ignited a common spirit of defiance against its powerful enemy. By refusing to crumble, Britain was able to continue in the fight. 

Our Propaganda Posters

Posters and Photographs - life during WW2

Horrible Histories- World War Two Homeguard

The British Homeguard - Life in the Home Front

Horrible Histories WW2 - Stations

Living in Britain changed during WW2. How did it change?