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CLIP 7613

How to make sure your home was ‘blacked out’ to the German air raids

How to make sure your home was ‘blacked out’ to the German air raids
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Key Info
  • How to make sure your home was ‘blacked out’ to the German air raids
  • Duration: 02:44
  • Swansea resident Ken Matthews describes how, as a child during the Second World War, he was responsible for implementing the nightly 'blackout' in his house. He provides the viewer with a guided tour of his home and into the ‘room under the stairs’ used to shelter from the German bombing raids at night. There is also a tour of his Anderson Shelter in the garden, still standing and in good order. This clip is published as part of BBC Wales History bbc.co.uk/wales/history/.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Second World War

  • Keywords: blackout, blitz, WW2, World War 2, Second World War, bombing, Blitzkrieg, black-out, air Raids, Anderson Shelter
Ideas for use in class
  • A great starter clip for GCSE students studying the experience of the Second World War from the perspective of the Home Front and how British lives changed at this time.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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