Moderator - Tom Holloway (email@example.com)
"Those who do not learn from the past are condemned
to repeat it";
Many of the young people who lived during World War Two are still alive.
Time has healed the wounds on both sides, but some of those survivors want
to be sure that the lessons of the past will be learned by a new generation.
We invite you to share these extraordinary stories of ordinary
people. You may download them and use them as source material
in your classroom discussions about the events of those years.
You may also
Quicktime movie clips of some of the stories here.
You can see the geographic location of the people who wrote these stories with
this 'clickable map', if you want to read stories from a specific
country you just have to click on it...
The Panel of Elders
A volunteer group of people who lived in that time 50 years ago are available to
share the experiences of their everyday life in the 1940's.
Collectively, we are a living history book.
We are often asked to provide information about wartime rations and recipes in Britain.
You will find some recipes here, but remember that food rationing during the war gave us a much healthier diet than we now have -- you can
click here or on the Ration Book (right)
to find out more about that.
Remember also, that many millions of others suffered real starvation
and hardship and so you will also
find information about rations in Slave Labour camps
and other extremes of hardship.
The project started in January 1994 and will continue until it no longer serves
We would also like children everywhere to ask Senior Citizens
who were alive during those years to tell their impressions and
experiences and for students to send them to our discussion list.
For further information please.....