History KS3: Our Greatest Generation

To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015, the BBC broadcast a four part television series called Britain's Greatest Generation.

Six of the incredible people from that series now tell their epic life stories of their experiences of the war for a younger audience.

Suitable for teaching history at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

Jim Purcell: The boy with no shoes
video
Dorothy Hughes: The girl who broke the rules
video
Gus Bialick: The boy who loved Britain
video
Elaine Kidwell: The girl who loved the Guides
video
Konnie Ho: The girl from Chinatown
video
Freddie Hunn: The boy who loved poetry
video