VE Day 8th May 1945

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

It is the 75th Anniversary of VE day this weekend.  We remember it because it was the end of the World War Two in Europe.

Just as we would give an assembly on VE day, we have created a document for you to read (PDF file) and some video clips to give you a better understanding of VE day and why it is so important.

Below, are a list of short video clips that will also give you a better insight into World War Two.

VE Day clips:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

If you are interested in World War Two and would like to learn more, please take a look at the clips listed below:

Britain declares war on Germany – This short film offers an overview of the events that led to Britain declaring war on Germany in 1939.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-outbreak-of-world-war-2/z7d847h

Food rationing in Britain – This short film presents the idea of rationing and food shortages.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-rationing-in-the-uk/zbgby9q

Geography of World War Two – This short film provides insight into the scope of the war and how many countries were involved.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-geography-of-world-war-two/zv99rj6

How propaganda was used in World War Two – This short film explains how people were persuaded to join the war effort, and the importance of motivational campaigns.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-how-propaganda-was-used-during-world-war-two/zr77wty

The Blitz – This short film offers an insight into the blitz and how the British people responded.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-blitz/zm22jhv

Machines of the Military –This short film highlights the importance of technology in the war effort and the key roles that tanks, planes and ships played.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-machines-of-world-war-two/zv9kcqt

The Battle of Britain and beyond – This short film explains what the Battle of Britain was, who was involved and how radar was used throughout the battle.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-battle-of-britain-and-beyond/zrk847h

D-Day –This short film explores the significance of D-Day as well as highlighting what took place that day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-d-day/zf49rj6

Code-breaking in World War Two – This short film explains how cracking Nazi Germany’s coded messages helped win World War Two.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-codebreaking-in-world-war-two/zdq2jhv