Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Southsea D-Day Museum

Today we went on a Home Education Group trip to the D-Day museum in Southsea. Hannah has become very interested recently, in my mum's life as a child, and since my mum was 4 when the 2nd World War started Hannah has also been finding about a child's life during war times. So, when the Home Education group trip came up to go to the D-Day museum we leapt at the chance.

It was a really fascinating day. The Museum boasts an 83 metre long tapestry (the world's longest embroidery and the modern equivalent to the Bayeux Tapestry) depicting scenes from the war, a video of the events leading up to the D-Day invasions and wax works scenes of life in the Armed Forces and at home, as well as replica tanks, guns and military vehicles. 

After a look around the museum, and lunch, the children were able to take part in a hands on Home Front workshop in which they learnt what life was like for an evacuee, and they learnt about the different home front jobs that people did including Air raid Warden, Messenger, Fireman, and Land Army. 

Here are a selection of pictures from around the Museum...............

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