World War Two Resources - Leicestershire County Council

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World War Two Resources
The Record Office for
Leicestershire, Leicester &
Rutland
Introduction
This resource has been produced from archival and local
studies sources held at the Record Office for
Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland. This is the home for
historical material relating to all three authorities. The
resource is the product of a partnership between the
Record Office and a group of teachers. The sources
have been divided into nine themes. Each slide contains
a title, shows an image of the document, contains an
accompanying description which explains what the
document shows, where it is, what is happening and its
unique reference number. There are 80 slides In total.
The resource is aimed specifically at Keystage 3 pupils
who are studying World War Two history but some of the
sources could equally well be used at Keystage 2 level.
Some of the material lends itself to being cross-curricular
and could be used for geography. The examples of the
Leicester air raid shelter map and home guard map of
Charnwood Forest come to mind. Some Material could
also be used for citizenship – I am thinking here of some
of the evacuation material, women at war and rationing
slides.
In order to demonstrate how the material could be used
lesson plans are attached which have been produced by
Crown Hills and Abington High School on the themes of
evacuation, bombing raids and the Leicester blitz.
CrownHills
Hills
Community
College
College
Community
Crown
KS3
History
History
KS3
9: 9:
Year
Year
Two,
War
World
1900:
After
World Study
A World
A
Study
After
1900:
World
War
Two,
The Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb
The Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb
Teacher’s notes
Teacher’s notes
Aims
Aims
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To teach Knowledge, Skills and Understanding through the World Study After 1900
Introduce and develop the Key Concepts identified in the National Curriculum
To
teach Knowledge,
Skills and Understanding
through ethnic
the World
Study After 1900
and religious
understanding; Cultural,
of Study: Chronological
Programme
and
Significance;
and Consequence;
and continuity;
diversity; Change
Introduce
and develop
the KeyCause
Concepts
identified in the
National Curriculum
Interpretation.of Study: Chronological understanding; Cultural, ethnic and religious
Programme
will be chronological
for the assessment
topic and Cause
of this
focusand
The particular
diversity;
Change
continuity;
and Consequence;
Significance; and
understanding and consequence.
Interpretation.
To Introduce and develop the Key Processes identified in the National Curriculum
The
particular focus of this topic and for the assessment will be chronological
Programme of Study: Historical Enquiry; Using evidence; and Communicating about the
understanding
and consequence.
past.
To Introduce and develop the Key Processes identified in the National Curriculum
Programme of Study: Historical Enquiry; Using evidence; and Communicating about the
Promoting:
past.
The Secondary Strategy
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Key skills through history
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Citizenship through history
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Promoting:
Inclusion
 The
Secondary Strategy
of Gifted and Talented students
the learning
Stimulating
 Key
skills through
history
Assessment for Learning
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Citizenship through history
Inclusion
Stimulating the learning of Gifted and Talented students
Assessment for Learning
Teachers Name…………………………
Number of students………………….
Subject……………………………
Number of Girls……………………
Class………………………………..
Number of boys…………………
Lesson context (sow/pos): Lesson 10: the Home Front: Blitz
Learning objectives:
To understand what the Blitz was and its
impact on civilians through local primary
sources
Learning outcomes:
All students will know what is meant by the terms
blitzkrieg and civilians
Most students will understand how the blitz affected
peoples lives
Some students will begin to understand how the blitz is
connected to evacuation and rationing
Inclusion:
Group work and role-play to express ideas
Provision for Gifted and Talented:
By outcome-amount of detail in role-play
Boys Achievement:
Role-play activity
Key words:
Blitzkrieg (Blitz), Civilians, Civil Defence. Air Raid
Precaution (ARP) Wardens, Total War
Resources:
Flipchart 10, Primary Sources (Map of Shelters, ARP Incident Reports, Death of 12yr old boy, Fire Service Log Book)
Homework: Start preparing for Assessment-Students need to revise everything they have studied in the topic, as
this a recall based assessment. Lesson 13 will be assessment
Starter: (Don’t tell students lesson title or objectives at this point)
ISM activity. Show students the image of the VE Day Street Party. Students have to use the 5Ws to try
and understand what is going on in the picture. Take feedback from students and guide their thinking.
Ensure they understand that people held these parties because they had been through 5 years of Total
War
TIME:
10
minutes
Main:
Explain what the Blitz was-Began with the bombing of London in September 1940 etc.
5 minutes
Show the photograph of bomb damage in Leicester. What can students find out from this picture.
Highlight the fact the bomb was probably intended for the railway station, as the Germans bombed
important places/buildings etc.
Discuss censorship. Photo A would be censored. B was allowed because it had the reassuring
presence of a police officer, and people were going about their daily business.
5 minutes
Show map of location of public shelters in Leicester and photograph of inside a public shelter.
What do students think it would be like to spend a night in an air raid shelter? – Write in books
10
minutes
Give each group a copy of a Blitz incident (Death of 12yr old boy G&T-highlight that nobody identified
the body why not?, Fire Service Log Book or ARP Incident Report SEN) students have to work as a
group to find out what the event is, important details etc and then turn this into a role-play for the rest of
the class to understand.
10-15
minutes
Plenary:
Show Role-Plays
10
minutes
Teachers Name…………………………
Number of students………………….
Subject……………………………
Number of Girls……………………
Class………………………………..
Number of boys…………………
Lesson context (sow/pos): Lesson 11: The Home Front –Evacuation
Learning objectives:
To understand what life was like for an
evacuee
Learning outcomes:
All students will know what evacuation was
Most students will understand what life was like for an
evacuee
Some students will be able to fully explain whether
evacuation was a good or bad thing
Inclusion:
Writing frame for letter
Provision for Gifted and Talented:
Evaluation activity, Full explanations
Boys Achievement:
Short activities, leading to longer activity
Key words:
Evacuation, Billeted,
Resources:
Flipchart 11 Evacuation Sources
Homework:
To continue to prepare for assesssment
Starter;
ISM, show students the photograph of the evacuees arriving at the train station in
Northampton. 5Ws How do you think these children were feeling|?
Time:
10
minutes
Main:
Students use the set of sources to complete the following table about the evacuation
experience:
15
minutes
Source Number
What it says about the
evacuation experience
What can you work out about the
evacuees’ home life before
evacuation
Students write a letter to their mum explaining what their new life is like. Writing frame
available for SEN students.
20
minutes
Plenary:
Do you think evacuation was a good or bad thing? Explain why?
5
minutes
Starter: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
How
do you
think
these
children
were Why?
feeling?
Starter:
Who?
What?
When?
Where?
How do you think these children were feeling?
Evacuation Letter: Writing Frame
January 1940
Dear Mum,
I’ve arrived at my new home out in the country. I am now living in
………………… I am living with a host family, they are like my foster
family. I have a Mum, Dad and a new brother and sister. Let me
explain how I came to live with them. After reaching the train station I
………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………… At the local school/village hall all
the evacuees had to …………………… then the host families arrived.
I was chosen by my new family. When I was waiting to be chosen I
felt ………………………………………………………………………
some children didn’t get chosen, they must have felt…………………...
…………………………………………………………… When we got to
our new house I was shown around. You won’t believe it Mum it’s
got…......................................................................................................
....................................
I have started at the local school and I have made some friends. After
school I ……………………………………………………. It’s very
different in the country compared to the city because…………………
……………………………………………………………………………….
I hope everything is OK at home, and nobody we know has been
bombed. Can’t wait for your visit.
Lots of love
Source 7. Extract from Loughborough Records showing the evacuees enrolled into Loughborough schools. Look carefully at where the
evacuees arrive from.
Admission date
Name.
L'boro address.
Parent/Guardian address.
d.o.b.
Last school
Ed.authority.
26.11.1940HOPPER David
28 Cambridge Street. Mother here.
23.8.1933 Centaur Road
Coventry
26.11.1940HOPPER Rita
28 Cambridge Street. Mother here.
8.6.1935 Centaur Road
Coventry
26.11.1940BURTON Rose
30 Hartington Street
29 Eaton Street Islington London. 9.10.1933 None
London
3.12.1940 RUSSEL Diana
28 Meadowdene
Father here.
22.9.1936 Hillbeach (private) Charlton.
London
3.12.1940 GRAMSHAW Peter 14 Clarence Street.
Mother here. Father in forces.
26.2.1933. Andley Green
Essex
3.12.1940. GRAMSHAW Victor. 14 Clarence Street.
Mother here. Father in forces.
20.9.1934 Andley Green
Essex
9.12.1940 TOVEY Audrey
32 Morley Street.
Mother here. Father in Army.
6.4.1935 Prince Regent dance Custom House London
9.12.1940 TOVEY Patricia
33 Morley Street
Mother here. Father in Army.
25.5.1936 None
London
9.12.1940 TRIGGS Sylvia
41 Morley Street
Mother here
4.8.1937 None
London
12.12.1940ROBSON Thomas 15 Rutland Street
29.10/36 none
London
12.12.1940THORNTON Helen 10 DeadLane
Father here.
6.7.1934 Scawfell Street
London
13.12.1940THORNTON Jean 10 Dead Lne
Father here.
10.8.1937 None
London
13.12.1940TASLING John
89 Nottingham Road
86 Head Street Stepney
10.8.1937 Sennet Street
London
6.1.1941 SCHULZ Rita
6 Derby Road
8.3.1934 St. Thomas's Stamford Hill
London
6.1.1941 RAINSTEIN Barbara 127 Ratcliffe Road
2 St. Thomas Square Hackney
19.5.1937 None
London
6.1.1941 BROWN Gwendoline 31 Morley Street
Mrs. Brown Earls Court Exhibition 3.6.1936 None
London
6,1,1941 FAIRBRASS Veronica100A Nottingham Road
26.8.1937 None
London
8.1 1941 STONEHOUSE David12 Meadow Lne
H.M.S Douglasc/o G.P.O
5.4.1936 Private School Portsmouth
Portsmouth
13.1.1941 HOLDEN Stanley
154 Ratcliff Road
46 Ratford Street Hoxton
15.12 1936None
London
EVACUATION
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Source 2: One working-class evacuee
remembers what happened when she
and her younger brother arrived in the
country.
Working-
ar old
Villagers stood around watching us as we
East-End
got outof
of the bus and went to the school.
What followed was like an auction. Villagers
s beingcame in to choose children. ‘Mr and Mrs
Jones would like a nice little boy’. Nobody
sister Rosie.
wanted the awkward combination of a girl of
e whispered
fora small boy, from whom I had
11 and such
promised my mother never to be separated.
s so clean
in the
The room was almost empty I sat on my
rucksack and cried.
given flannels
e’d never
Source
4: A
middle-class
till
then.
And
hot host remembers…
Some of the children have become almost
tap.
And there
unrecognizable within a few weeks. One small
irs.
carpets.
girlAnd
was so
chubby she needed a larger size
gas
mask
his was all very
y.
aylor Street Primary school, showing the
U.M.T. Under medical treatment
II.
Under observation
M
To have milk in school
uee remembers…
place. They never
Date July 1941
no more to eat.
nutrition
uction
REMARKS
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II.
II.
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working-class
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Source 1:
13 year
old Workingclass boy fromwhat
the East-End
of
remembers
happened
wh
London remembers being
and
her younger brother arrived
evacuated with his sister Rosie.
Rosie whispered. She whispered for
country.
days. Everything was so clean in the
Villagers
stood around watching u
room. We were even given flannels
gotand
out
of the bus
and
went to the
toothbrushes.
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never
cleaned
our teethwas
up till then.
hot
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followed
like And
an auction
water came from the tap. And there
came
to choose
was ain
lavatory
upstairs.children.
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And clean
sheets.
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alllittle
very boy’.
Jones
would
like
a was
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odd. And rather scary.
wanted
the awkward combination
11 and such a small boy, from who
Source 3: One evacuee remembers…
promised
mother
to be s
The country my
is a funny
place.never
They never
tell you
you can’t
have
no more
to eat. I sat
The
room
was
almost
empty
rucksack and cried.
Source 4: A middle-class
host
remembe
Source 5: An extract
of records
from
evacuees
who
had
health
problems
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have
become alm
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Referred for treatment
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for treatmen
unrecognizable within
aAgain
fewreferred
weeks.
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.
Awaiting treatment
girl was so chubby she needed a larger
Taylor St School
gas mask
R
O
.
Referred for treatment
Again referred for treatment
Awaiting treatment
U.M.T. Under medical treatment
II.
Under observation
M
To have milk in school
R
Referred
for treatment
Under street
medical treatment
A record of evacuees
who had
heath problems U.M.T.
at Taylor
primary school
O
Again referred for treatment
II.
Under observation
.
Awaiting treatment
M
To have milk in school
CITY OF LEICESTER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
LIST OF
Evacueesat
with
health
problems
at TaylorCOMMITTEE
Street School
uees with health problems
Taylor
Street
School
CITY
OF
LEICESTER
EDUCATION
DEFECTIVE
CHILDREN
LIST
OF
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DEFECTIVE CHILDREN
Taylor St School
Date July 1941
R
Referred
treatment
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U.M.T.
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treatment
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FOR
USE
OFmedical
TEACHER
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for
treatment
II.
Under
observation
O
Again
referred
for
treatment
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NAME
Stand
DEFECT
REMARKS II.
Awaiting treatment
M
To have milk in school M
. Cases Awaiting treatment
To have milk in school
Continued
TaylorIIA
St School
Subnormal nutrition
IIIC
Date
July 1941
Having free milk
Nasal obstruction
II.
IIIC
Hearing
II.
Stand
DEFECT
REMARKS
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OF LEICESTER EDUCATION
COMMITTEE
IIIC
II
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OF LEICESTER
EDUCATION
COMMITTEE
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LIST
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LIST
OF Having
IIA
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nutrition
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Circulation
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milk. free milk
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obstruction
II.
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II.
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What does this photograph tell you
about the Blitz?
Bomb damage in Conduit Street
Leicester, 13th July 1941
The government censored information. Both
photographs below are of the same bomb
damage in the same street. Which do you
think would have been censored and why?
• A
• B
Where did people shelter from the bombs?
Describe in your book what it would be like
to spend the night in an air raid shelter
Lesson plans
File
File 2
Abington High School
KS3 History
Evacuation Lesson
plan
Table of Contents
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Home front / Home Guard
Bombing raids and casualties
Evacuation
Women at War
Rationing
Posters
Civilian war deaths
Military war deaths
Military airbases
Slide
Numbers
30-38
39-49
50-61
62-66
67-73
74-79
80-94
95-98
99-108
HOMEFRONT/HOME
GUARD
Schoolboys building air raid shelter
Shows a school master supervising the boys at Mantle Road Senior Boys'
School, Leicester, as they lay the first course of the front wall of their school air
raid shelter.
Reference: DE 5028/33/2
Schoolboys building air raid shelter
Shows schoolboys at Mantle Road Senior Boys' School, Leicester, watching as
the stone recording their construction of the school air raid shelter is placed in
position.
Reference:DE 5028/33/2
Leicester air raid shelter map
Street plan of inner Leicester showing location of public air raid shelters
and times of availability.
Reference: Misc 702
Messages at ARP County Control
Centre
Chart writer's report of messages received and transmitted by the ARP (Civil Defence) County
Control Centre for Leicestershire recording the confusion on the morning after the
Leicester Blitz. Many rescue parties from the county were sent to Leicester's ARP
Headquarters at Granby Halls to help in the aftermath of the raid whilst others struggled to
cope with unexploded bombs (UBs) around the county. Ref:De 2013/57
Call room occurrence book,
Leicester
A record of calls received by the Fire Brigade on the night of the 'Leicester Blitz',
19th Nov 1940 between 7.50pm and 11.37pm. As the air raid progressed
Auxiliary Fire Service teams from towns around the county rushed into the city
to offer assistance at Brigade Headquarters.
Reference:10D58/60
ARP Warden's report forms
Civil defence measures during World War Two included recruiting
volunteers to protect the local population. These reports from the
Anstey Civil Defence records illustrate that their work extended
beyond enforcing air raid precautions and also involved dealing with
air raid damage, fires and contamination.
Reference: DE1867/4/19
Home Guard map of Charnwood
Forest
Ordnance Survey 1 inch map of the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire
used by local Home Guard. The letter 'P' marks defensive positions manned
nightly by members of the Local Defence Volunteers [later known as Home
Guard] and 'G' marks 'static' guards at reservoirs. 'VP' denotes 'vulnerable
point' and seems to be particularly applied to bridges. 'LO' marks an
observation post manned in times of low visibility.
Reference:Misc 1361
Oral history
00405/02/cd/1
0/025/c25
BOMBING RAIDS
AND CASUALTIES
Bomb damage at Conduit Street,
Leicester
Shows rescue workers salvaging material from a house damaged by
bombs probably intended for the nearby railway station on 13th July
1941. This was the last air raid suffered in Leicester.
Reference: DE5234/14
Leicester Blitz Souvenir
The introduction to a
published booklet entitled
'Leicester Blitz Souvenir'
which contained 50
official photographs of
war damage in Leicester
and surrounding area.
Includes photograph of
burnt out factory of
Messrs Freeman, Hardy
& Willis, Rutland Street,
Leicester
which was bombed on
20th Nov 1940.
Reference:DE1615/21
Civilian war death form (Front)
Official form completed at the mortuary recording the recovery of the body
of a twelve year old boy who died with his parents in the Leicester Blitz on
20th Nov 1940. Name digitally removed.
Reference:15D70
Civilian war death form (back)
Official form completed at the mortuary recording the recovery of the
body of a twelve year old boy who died with his parents in the Leicester
Blitz on 20th Nov 1940. Lists his personal effects.
Reference:15D70
List of civilian casualties in
Leicester
First page of an alphabetical list of civilian casualties in the County Borough
of Leicester, sent to the Medical Officer of Health for correction in
September 1949.
Reference:15D70
Police Officers at site of flying
bomb
Shows Police Officers beside a crater made by the only flying bomb (V1
rocket) to land in Leicestershire. It landed at Glebe Farm, Skeffington,
Leicestershire on 18th Dec.1944, inflicting only light damage.
Reference:DE5491/631/10
Leicester Mercury, 20th November
1940
The front page of The Leicester Mercury published on the day after the
'Leicester Blitz' on 20th Nov 1940 reports the event, including an
unidentified photograph of firemen tackling the blaze at the factory of
Messrs Freemen, Hardy & Willis in Rutland St, Leicester.
Reference: Leicester Mercury November 1940
Bombing of Belton-in-Rutland
Photograph of the Black Horse Inn taken from the Leicester
Mercury of 26th May 1942 and article researched and written by
Audrey Walker reproduced in Belton History Society Journal, vol
2 Autumn 2003
Bombing of Belton-in-Rutland
Eyewitness accounts of the bombing of Belton-in-Rutland on 25th May 1942
researched and written by Audrey Walker and reproduced in Belton History Society
Journal, Vol 2 Autumn 2003
Bombing of Belton-in-Rutland
Report taken from the Leicester Evening Mail dated 26 May 1942
and reproduced in Belton History Society Journal, vol 2 Autumn
2003
EVACUATION
Admission register for evacuees'
school
Records of an infants department of a school for evacuee children set up at
Nottingham Road, Loughborough. This page lists pupils with details of date of
admission, Loughborough address and address of parent or guardian.
Reference: DE1360/127
Admission register for evacuees'
school
Records of an infants department of a school for evacuee children set up at
Nottingham Road, Loughborough. This page lists details of date of birth, last
school attended, education authority and date and cause of leaving.
Reference: DE1360/127
Death of evacuee at Hallaton
Newscutting cutting concerning the death of a six year old boy on the day
after he had arrived in the village of Hallaton, Leicestershire as an evacuee.
He was killed accidently by his elder brother when they were playing with a
gun which they had found in a barn.
Reference: DE877/17
Entertainment organised by
evacuees
Entry in log book of Hartfield Crescent Senior Girls' School, Birmingham which was
evacuated to Baxter Gate Chapel, Loughborough on 10th December 1940. It
describes an entertainment organised by the girls for their foster parents in May 1941
with the aim of raising funds for the Loughborough war effort and showing
appreciation for all the kindness shown.
Reference:E/LB/207E
Evacuees with health problems
List of evacuated children attending Taylor Street Primary School, Leicester,
who have health problems including malnutrition and rickets.The code for the
remarks is given at the top of the sheet. Names digitally removed.
Reference: DE3594/14
List of evacuees' missing luggage
Luggage lost by mothers evacuated to Wigston, Leicestershire. The
new address of each evacuee has been added under 'address from
where evacuated’
Reference:DE877/17
Protest over evacuees compulsory
billeting of
Newscutting concerning the resignation of the Chief Billeting Officer for
Blaby, Leicestershire in protest against the compulsory billeting of evacuees
in the area in October 1940.
Reference: DE877/17
Numbers of children and adults
evacuated to Rutland
Extract from report to elementary education sub- committee listing the the
numbers of children and adults evacuated from London schools to Rutland
villages.
Reference:DE2257/15
Wartime evacuation to Belton-inRutland
Page one of John Nash’s memories of wartime evacuation to Belton-inRutland as reproduced in Belton History Society Journal Vol 3 summer
2006
Wartime evacuation to Belton-inRutland
Page two of John Nash’s memories of wartime evacuation to Belton-inRutland as reproduced in Belton History Society Journal Vol 3 summer
2006
Oral history
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Women at War
Land Army girls and farm workers
Shows Land Army girls and farm workers working at Stoughton,
Leicestershire posing for a photograph.
DE5743/5
Land girls on parade
Land girls waving from trailer during parade through University Road,
Leicester. n.d. c.1945
Reference:DE5732/13
Women Timber Corps March
Members of the Women Timber Corps marching through Bristol, September
1943
Reference: DE5732/15
ORAL HISTORY
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Rationing
Clothing Ration Coupons
Page of clothing ration coupons taken from a ration book
issued during 1939-1945
Reference: Misc 733
Petrol Coupon
Petrol coupon for two units of motor fuel issued by the Ministry of Fuel
and Power with a note that it is not valid after 31 December 1949
Reference: Misc 733
Notes to expectant mothers about
ration books
Detailed notes to expectant mothers about war-time benefits with the green
ration books, n.d. [1940s]
Reference: Misc 723/3
Cheerful Rationing Pamphlet
Pamphlet published by The Electrical Association for women entitled
“Cheerful Rationing”. Nov. 1939
Reference: Misc 933
Food Ration Coupons
Page from ration book showing food coupons issued by the Ministry of
Food for the period 1948-1949
Reference: Misc 132/3
Identity Card
The government introduced National Registration Identity Cards during
the war. Everyone, including children, had to carry one at all times to
show who they were and where they lived. The identity card gave the
owner's name and address, including changes of address. Each person
was allocated a National Registration number as in this case. The local
registration office stamped the card to make it valid.
Reference: DE2939/6/1
POSTERS
Invasion Notice
Poster designed by Leicester College of Art for Leicester City Council
during the war of1939 – 1945
Reference: Misc 38/8
Help After Air Raid
Poster designed by Leicester College of Art for Leicester City Council
during the war of 1939 – 1945
Reference: Misc 38/6
Invasion Film
Poster produced by Hills of Leicester advertising a film and address about the
Invasion Committee on15 Feb
DE1678/8
Invasion Film-German Defeat
Poster produced by Hills of Leicester advertising a film and address about the
Defeat of the Germans near Moscow to be shown on 24 March
DE1678/15
Carnival Dance
Poster produced by Hills of Leicester advertising the Aylestone and District
Working Men’s Club Carnival Dance. n.d.
DE1678/24
Civilian War Deaths
Civilian deaths recorded at
Aylestone Baths Mortuary –sheet 1
The registrar’s department acted as the mortuary office during WW2. This is
the first of several sheets listing civilian deaths recorded at the Aylestone
Baths Mortuary as a result of the ‘Leicester Blitz’ on 20 November 1940
Reference:DE 2372/70
Civilian deaths recorded at
Aylestone Baths Mortuary –sheet 2
Continuation of civilian war deaths recorded at the Aylestone Baths Mortuary as
a result of the ‘Leicester Blitz’ on 20 November 1940
Reference : DE2372/69
Civilian deaths recorded at
Aylestone Baths Mortuary –sheet 3
Continuation of civilian war deaths recorded at the Aylestone Baths
Mortuary as a result of the ‘Leicester Blitz’ on 20 November 1940
Reference : DE2372/68
Civilian deaths recorded at
Aylestone Baths Mortuary –sheet 4
Continuation of civilian war deaths recorded at the Aylestone Baths
Mortuary as a result of the ‘Leicester Blitz’ on 20 November 1940
Reference : DE2372/67
Civilian deaths recorded at
Aylestone Baths Mortuary –sheet 5
Continuation of civilian war deaths recorded at the Aylestone Baths
Mortuary as a result of the ‘Leicester Blitz’ on 20 November 1940
Reference : DE2372/66
Civilian deaths recorded at
Crumbie Stand Mortuary- sheet 1
Civilian deaths recorded at another city mortuary- Crumbie Stand as a result
of bombing activity on 21 August 1940
Reference DE2372/73
Civilian deaths recorded at
Crumbie Stand Mortuary- sheet 2
Civilian deaths recorded at another city mortuary- Crumbie Stand as a result
of bombing activity on 14 September 1940
Reference DE2372/74
Leicester civilian war dead- page 1
This is the first of 7 pages of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester which
was compiled by the Imperial War Graves Commission. Full names,
addresses, ages and next of kin are given. Details of burials, cremations and
grave plots have been added by the City Cemeteries Department
Reference: 15D70
Leicester Civilian war dead-page 2
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Leicester civilian war dead-page3
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Leicester civilian war dead-page 4
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Leicester civilian war dead-page 5
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Leicester civilian war dead–page 6
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Leicester civilian war dead-page 7
Continuation of civilian war dead for the city of Leicester
Reference DE15D70
Military War Deaths
Roll of Honour for Lutterworth
Roll of Honour for the men of Lutterworth who it is assumed lost their lives
during the 1939-1945 war
Reference: DE4336/64
Admission and discharge register
for Bosworth Park Infirmary
This infirmary formerly the ancestral home of the Dixie family was used
to house injured military personnel during the 1939-1945 war. Note a lot of the
entries in column disease are shrapnel wounds
Reference DE3300/105
Newscuttings of War Casualties
Newspaper cuttings of local Leicestershire lads who were
killed or injured during the 1939-1945 war
Reference DE5377/27
Military Airbases
Photograph of Bruntingthorpe
R.A.F.
Group photograph in front of the Wellington bomber at the Air Training Corps
annual training at Bruntingthorpe RAF Station. Flight Lieutenant J.H. Pettit is
the Liaison officer, August 1944
Reference: DE3799/92
Fates of 207 squadron crew
captains
Page reproduced from scrapbook of S/O Marie Cooper a WAAF
intelligence officer at Bottesford, showing the fates of crew captains on 207
squadron
Reference: L358.4 pg13
Crash Log for Rutland-page 1
First page of the crash log for Rutland, 1938-1941 compiled by John
Rennison and published in his book,’ Wings Over Rutland’.
Reference: L385.4 p145
Crash Log for Rutland-page 2
Second page of the crash log for Rutland, 1941-1942 compiled by
John Rennison and published in his book,’ Wings Over Rutland’.
Reference: L385.4 p146
Crash Log for Rutland-page 3
Third page of the crash log for Rutland, 1942-1944 compiled by
John Rennison and published in his book,’ Wings Over Rutland’.
Reference: L385.4 p147
Crash Log for Rutland-page 4
Fourth page of the crash log for Rutland, 1944-1948 compiled by
John Rennison and published in his book,’ Wings Over Rutland’.
Reference: L385.4 p148
Crash Log for Rutland-page 5
Fifth page of the crash log for Rutland, 1948-1973 compiled by John Rennison
and published in his book,’ Wings Over Rutland’.
Reference: L385.4 p149
R.A.F.buried at Cottesmore-page 1
Name, rank, number, comments and date of burial of R.A.F. personnel who
are buried at Cottesmore, published by John Rennison in his book, “Wings
over Rutland”, 1939-1942
Reference: L 385.4 p150
R.A.F.buried at Cottesmore-page 2
Name, rank, number, comments and date of burial of R.A.F. personnel who are
buried at Cottesmore, published by John Rennison in his book, “Wings over
Rutland”, 1942-1945
Reference: L 385.4 p151

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